I’m usually quite good at juggling a lot of different things, but sometimes as I juggle, I come to the sudden realization that I have too many balls in the air.
And on that realization, I have to systematically start decreasing them, or else everything starts crashing down around me.
That’s where I am at the moment. At the beginning of the month, I thought that setting the July 31 date would be more than enough time to do the final preparations for publishing. It wasn’t (and still isn’t) like I have a lot of editing rounds left or anything like that.
But this month is almost done and I’m still not feeling like I’m getting to the things I need to get to while still doing everything else.
Which means that I’ve decided to cut back. At the moment, my priorities are my business and my writing career. Anything else that puts a fixed obligation or deadline on me has to go. Anything else that doesn’t put a fixed obligation or deadline on me has to be evaluated and put into a priority list.
Which means that today, I’ve written two resignation letters and in the past week, I’ve been thinking about what I want my social networking to do for me.
The general idea here is that I want to work smarter while making more of an impact. So far, it does seem to be working.
In the meantime, though, I’m trying not to feel bad about the things I’ve had to quit. I don’t like quitting things I enjoyed. But sometimes, it just has to be done in order to further my ambitions.
And that’s okay.
What do you do when you feel like you’ve got too much going on at one time?