Lately I’ve been suffering from overwhelm.
I like to keep busy. I thrive on keeping busy. But sometimes that busy is not as much a list I assign myself as a great conjunction of multiple projects that peak all at once.
Good friends just launched a website for which I created graphics and provided feedback.
FLOTSAM just went to NetGalley, for which copyediting, cover layout, and new images needed to be completed.
The website I’m building for my day job needs to be finished this month.
I feel like, as a result, I’ve moved from a proactive state to a reactive one. As such, when I find myself with a few blessed minutes where I can choose what I need to work on, I am paralyzed by indecision.
Every task I have on my list feels too big for a small gap between mandated projects. It’s led to a lot of resistive behavior. Some “ooh, shiny” moments on projects that are not moment-critical.
I need to back away from my to-do list and get the bigger picture. Figure out what needs to be worked on, and how best to use my time to complete them.
I’m in control of all of this, and I have to pick up the reins and stop letting these beasts gallop out of control.