When You Miss Your Appointments
- By: Connie H. Deutsch
Did you ever mix up your days? I’ve been known to mix up my times since I have to deal with different time zones throughout the world but last night was the first time I mixed up my days.
If one of my clients didn’t show up for an appointment, I might not have noticed it, but when none of my scheduled appointments showed up, it was beyond belief.
So, there I sat, in the middle of the night, sending emails to my missing clients telling them that they missed their appointment. Early this morning, I got their replies. They didn’t miss their appointments; I had mixed up my days.
It was beyond embarrassing. Some of my specialties are time management and organizational skills. I help people organize their lives. If they have too much on their plate to handle, I show them how to fit everything into their day or I show them what isn’t a priority and can be put off for another day. And, now, tonight, I have to have some embarrassing conversations.
And, what’s even more embarrassing is that I usually look for a reason for why things happen as they do. Sometimes I can see it and sometimes it takes a little while for me to see the complete picture, but last night, I must admit, I wasn’t looking for reasons. It was such an unusual occurrence for me that I was willing to chalk it up to Divine intervention.
Don’t ask me why I tossed it off as Divine intervention other than maybe I was too tired to think straight. If that was the case maybe, in a way, it really was Divine intervention because I don’t like to see clients when I’m not up to speed, and apparently, I wasn’t up to speed if I could have mixed up my days so badly.
I even woke up this morning thinking of all the things I had to do, the appointments I had to keep, and which things were priorities. I even set the alarm to make sure that I didn’t oversleep and that I would have enough time to accomplish everything I had lined up. Well, hell’s bells . . . none of those things have to be done today; that’s tomorrow’s list.
There are some days a person thinks that they should have stayed in bed. Today was one of those days. In fact, I have nothing urgent that has to be done today so I think I’m going to go back to sleep and maybe leave a note for myself that my appointments are for tonight.
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Connie H. Deutsch is an internationally known business consultant and personal advisor who has a keen understanding of human nature and is a natural problem-solver. She has counseled people who have OCD for more than 40 years,
Connie is the author of the books, “Round and Round Goes the Merry-Go-Round: Drugless Therapy for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)” “Whispers of the Soul,” “A Slice of Life,” “Whispers of the Soul for the Rest of Your Life,” “From Where I'm Sitting,” “Are You Listening?,” “View from the Sidelines,” “Reaching for the Brass Ring of Life,” “Purple Days and Starry Nights,” “Here and There,” “And That's How it Goes,” and “The Counseling Effect.” Her website: http://www.conniehdeutsch.com/(http://www.conniehdeutsch.com/)
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