Ok, my optimistic attempt to cast my overly busy life in positive terms ("embracing complexity") has been severely challenged this week! I'm feeling quite run into the ground. I did just finish one major project and now have a brief moment to breathe -- very brief.
But, in the midst of my despair about this ("why am I not getting better at handling all of this -- why is it getting harder instead of easier?!"), I had an insight. Over time, there has been a slow but steady increase of requests for my time and energy. So, the problem is this: the rate of this increase has outpaced the rate of increase in my own efficiency.
In other words, I have been getting more efficient -- but just not at a rate that keeps up with the growth in requests on my time!
Obviously, I need a better strategy for how to deal with this. Any suggestions?
5 years ago