How quickly things can sneak up on us! There are times that I wonder if it is something I do to myself, or is it just life’s way of keeping us on our toes. I guess when I find the true answer to that, I will be well on my way to having “all the answers”. (That was a joke – not an arrogant comment. I know that sometimes when I write things, my subtle sarcasm can get lost in the print)
I want a 48 hour day.
I guess the realist in me knows that that isn’t going to happen so I had better come up with a way to fit everything in comfortably. The problem is that I just don’t know how to do that sometimes.
It seems as if all of a sudden, things kind of crept up on me and there is a long list of unfinished things that I have to do and many of them need to be done soon. Looking at them all in one place is simply overwhelming. But juggling them and looking at them individually is chaotic and confusing and much worse. I worked on putting packets together most of yesterday, along with trying to catch up on my correspondences to customers and friends, yet it seemed like I accomplished so little.
When I reevaluate in my mind what I did finish and accomplish, the list was something that would be impressive to most. Yet I felt like I accomplished little and the list of things that still had to be done was longer. I woke up this morning at my usual 6am and the sun was just starting to rise. Instead of popping out of bed like toast, as I always do, I thought of the many tasks and rolled over until 7:30 and slept. That isn’t my usual behavior and I can’t imagine it being good. I usually face challenges with vigor and a smile, but I am feeling quite overwhelmed and I had the need to put off starting the day for another hour or so. It just isn’t like me.
For that reason, I am going to be brief here. I guess the only thing I can do to make things better is face my dragons. I am going to make a list of things I have to do and prioritize them in order of importance and systematically go down that list one by one and check them off. I need to limit my time on working on them and not do so until all hours of the night and take some time for my own relaxation and pleasure so that I don’t feel this way again tomorrow. Perhaps in a day or so things will get caught up.
After all, life is just too short.
With writing this plan down, I am already beginning to feel better. So I will let this go and get down to business. I hope you all have as productive of a day as you wish. For the others, enjoy your time to relax. Happy Saturday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"