What do you do if your work schedule is unpredictable?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD discuses what to do if your work schedule is unpredictable.

    Host: What do you do if your work schedule is unpredictable?

    Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak: If your work schedule is unpredictable like mine, is often times meetings, unscheduled meetings or crazy work travel, plane delays can really make our life seem unpredictable. The solution is to plan, plan, plan and that sounds like that doesnt fit with unpredictability, but it does. What we want to do is think about various scenarios before they happen. We want to think about, Well, you know my plane could get delayed, or there is always a chance for that unscheduled meeting or that working lunch. What we can do is by thinking ahead before it happens, we can come with strategy. We can come up with a strategy that works for various situations that may seem unpredictable, but may happen on a regular basis. The last thing we want to do is our work schedule to dictate whether we are going to succeed or not. We want to be in control.