And for me it has nothing to do with alcohol, I have chosen to never try to keep up with those around me and I know how much and how slowly I can imbibe to stay in complete control. It's a concious decision I've made as part of my desire to live with integrity, consistant with my values and faith. Doesn't always work, but nobody is perfect and doing things consistant with my convictions creates much less stress in life.
Also having a couple days with high value potential customers on my other committee seems to have really refocused me on my work and my company's objectives. Working remotely from home has some disadvantages which seems to include a loss of focus and intensity. Well sitting on the plane home reviewing the conversations of the week a flood of ideas started coming so fast and furiously that I realized I should write them down. It was basically an acknowledgement that my memory is not what it used to be and if I don't write things down I will forget them. I never work on airplanes...NEVER. But I wrote four pages of sales strategy notes and then pulled out the laptop and proceeded to write a six page technical paper. It amazed me. Apparently my mommy-brain really needs resharpening now and then.