Of course I was all aflurry with Christmas preparations and hobnobbing about on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was a lovely holiday, with the grand goodbye to 2010 and anticipatory hello to 2011 yet to come. With all the activity going on I have even less time to gather my thoughts than I do during non-holiday times of year, and I have a hard enough time gathering the thoughts then.
I don't know if it's the excitement of a fresh new year that gets the wheels turning again, or if it's a restless boredom with the old that compells me to take new charge of my life, but I do know the week between Christmas and New Years always gives me an uncomfortable feeling of insecurity, ineptitude, and unwelcome sluggishness. With these feelings comes the compulsion to change it all...RIGHT NOW!
Taking new charge of one's life at the beginning of a new year can't be a bad thing, but it can be overwhelming. Especially when taking charge involves things as big as a studio remodel and, as small as cleaning that patch of grunge on the cupboard door in the kitchen, and everything (and I mean everything) in between. The list of things I want to do is a mile long and include new projects as well as projects I've neglected for months. The problem is, I feel like I need to get it all done at once.
When I realize that's impossible I get dizzy trying to fit the tasks into those tiny twenty-four hour days we are afforded. It's not so much that I'm working on the tasks so much as attempting to devise ways to satisfy my desires. That is to say I spend way to much time planning on how I'm going to get these projects done rather than actually doing the projects.
Bad, bad, bad.
2011 Organizer by msvalerieparkdistro
So for now, I'm going through that weird holiday slump where I'm terribly unproductive and unrealistically thinking I'll turn into Super Woman overnight and accomplish everything after I get a little sleep. I'm dissatisfied with knowing I can't get everything done at once. I'm also too dang lazy to chip away at it a little at a time. I think it's a variation on having the blues.
Stained Glass Winter Evening by FoundGlassDesigns
How do you organize the tasks you have to accomplish? Do you have time to give your best to each role you play in your life ~ mother, employee, daughter, friend, housekeeper, cook, wife? Are you able to prioritize effectively? Do you create Outlook task lists or Excel spreadsheeets to keep your projects and chores in order? I'd love to hear how you all manage it, even if you don't think you manage it perfectly. I really need your insight and inspiration.