My life is out of balance.
I worked last weekend. I worked this weekend.
I filled my professional plate with a lot of varied and wonderful deliverables, and making it to the finish line on time and in great shape on each of those is going to be… challenging.
In moments of weakness I think “there’s too much” and “I can’t waste a second” or even “how the f@%& will I get this all done!”
Then I come to my coaching senses, take a deep breath, and regroup. I think to myself “there is enough time – if I use it wisely.”
I remind myself that the worst thing I can do is focus on the anxiety-producing big list of commitments, and deadlines.
So instead, I update my project list, then slip out of the big picture into the here and now by focusing on “what do I want to get done today.”
I have taken pointers from Jill Farmer’s “The Case for Slowing Down”. Yes, I am working weekends, but not all weekend.
I am taking breaks, and breathers. I started the day slowly, and was out with the dogs on the beach until midday.
My life is out of balance and that is ok because I am getting slow moments amidst the rush, and pausing between the bursts of productivity.
Life is out of balance for me because it is full, and exciting, and I am challenging myself on multiple levels.
I know everyone of you reading this post is crazy busy too. So join me this week in the practice of doing one thing at a time.
Let’s take a look at the big picture then decide what needs to be done next, and do it. Without jumping in and out of email, the Internet, and phone calls.
And when we need to, let’s pause and recuperate, whether briefly or for a few hours, before diving back into the next one thing.
And remember we have time, let’s use it wisely.