I’ve recently realized that when I am in a place where I have
a lot too many things on my plate at once I have a tendency to become paralyzed. How’s that for self-defeating behavior? When I’m at the point where I have many things I have to get done I find myself stuck and struggle to accomplish any of them.
I like to cross things off of my list. Done. Check. Finished. Finito. Feels good.
When tasks linger too long on my unwritten “must do” list I find myself procrastinating about them and they end up taking much longer than they ought to. I’ve got to get that done. Haven’t I done that yet?
I find it difficult to make decisions when I’m at the point of being overwhelmed. (Evidenced by how long it took me to decide on the categories to put this post under.)
Balls get dropped. Sleep is lost. Peace is elusive.
I’m behind. Like the cliche says “I’m so behind I think I’m first”.
It’ll all work out. It always does. Usually when I surrender and admit I can’t juggle all of these balls by myself.
I heard a story on the radio this week that stated that stress is as bad for you as smoking cigarettes is. Something to think about, isn’t it?
I learned when I was in a stress management class many years ago that the key to stress management is learning to relax so you can build your physical and emotional reserves in order to be able to meet the next challenge.
Gerry’s planning a winter vacation for us. Today I’m thinking about laying on a beach and letting those physical and emotional reserves build on up.
Meanwhile, I’m still behind.