Literally, are you feeling like you are drowning with a task list or swimming with a project you haven’t finished? If so, you are not alone. When I have so many things on my plate, I seem to get none of them accomplished. Why? Because I feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Making lists and putting the items in categories, then labeling them in order of importance helps. If it can wait until tomorrow, don’t stress over it. Time sensitive items come first.
I think that the marketing people of the world used the “time” label to their advantage. Think about it — everything has an expiration date of time, sales events have a time, coupons expire in time, sign up dates have a time. Hurry in now or you miss out. Everything has to happen now, we are always in a rush to get things done right now. People behind me honking if I daydream at a green light. Where is everyone going in such a hurry? Life is too short to be in such a hurry. If you miss the sales event, thank yourself for all the money you saved. I just love it when sales people at the counter tell me how much money I saved. I correct them and tell them how much money I just spent because that’s what I have to pay later if I spend now.
I say we need to slow down, catch our breath and relax. Take a dip in the pool and go underwater as long as you come up for a breath of fresh air once in a while. You will be doing ok.