Wedding dreaming has become synonymous with my morning cup of coffee. I wake up with it and get a craving if I don’t have it. The Knot has become my new Instagram, and I’m starting to think I have an addiction. So when I head to the office, it’s hard to keep my mouse off that Pinterest tab. I think I’ll just look for a few minutes… and then an hour passes.
So this forces me to pose the question to myself and other brides- what are the ethics regarding doing some wedding planning during the work day? I mean, it is a special occasion. And you won’t have it as a distraction forever. But I have to wonder why when my boss comes over I switch to a different window.
What should we do? Is a few minute, here and there, okay? For example, some calls simply have to be taken during business hours. So maybe that’s the line- only do what absolutely has to be done during the day. And then there’s Pinterest, that eternal fount of temptation. I can’t be the only one ogling other people’s weddings from my desk, right?
Maybe I need some motivating wallpaper. Or just a couple sticky notes. Or, simply, some self-control. But mostly, I think I could use some advice. What are your thoughts on working on the wedding while at work? Does it make you feel productive? Guilty?
If you’re like me, and have complicated emotions around using your work day to get things done for the big day, what have you been doing to create a balance? Do you allow yourself a certain numbers of minutes or to-do list items? Are only certain sites allowed? I’d love to know how some fellow brides have been or are handling this temptation.