Lately I have been feeling that I am behind. I am not prepared and just not ready. Most of the time this is just a feeling but sometimes I am caught off guard. With not being prepared comes anxiety, more cost, stress, and time to overcome a meltdown. Have you ever felt like this? Just overwhelmed?
So, how do you overcome the overwhelm? If you google this there are so many articles that come up. Some say write a to do list. Others say take a bath. Exercise. Set a timer.
I say do what works for you. And for me, it depends. It depends on what I am working on. It depends if I like the project. It depends if I am already cranky. It even depends on the time of day.
My solution is not to take a bath. I know that. I lay in the nice water trying to relax and all I can think about is that I am doing nothing to help myself. My solution is usually to obsess over it for a bit, write a to do list to break it down into smaller chunks, and GET STARTED! I will often set a timer or tell myself when I should be done. I like a good race. If you haven’t figured it out yet I’m a little competitive, even with myself.
The key here is to do whatever it takes to help yourself to get to that action step. Action is what will help you to finish.
I am telling you this in hopes that you can finish earlier and be able to relax, truly relax.
With inky fingers,