Being busy is great.
Being very busy is kind of annoying, because while you might be enjoying what you’re doing, you also would like a little time to do other things on your to do list, or your screw around list.
Oh well. This guy gets it.
Technically though, there is no such thing as being “too busy.” If you think you’re too busy, you are simply very busy and tired of it.
And yeah, I felt too busy much of the summer. Mostly it was video projects, editing , and doing work around the house . Really it was more of a mental busy-ness, trying to track and organize and schedule everything to avoid stress.
Once you get up in your head like that, but don’t have enough available time to cross any one thing off of your list because you have to bounce between each one, that’s when you feel too busy.
So I stole a little time from my schedule to turn my tasks into projects, meaning that I broke up my list into smaller pieces that I could cross off, either mentally or physically, without having to focus on a single thing and then be totally behind schedule on something that became more critical. That way I could see daily or weekly progress and also the light at the end of the tunnel.
Also, as a serial procrastinator who learned to be more productive by realizing that if you like to put things off —
Tip: You can put off less important things with almost the same satisfaction as the critical ones, which makes people around you much happier with the results
— I discovered that if you have too many things to do and not enough available time, given deadlines, then you don’t feel like you’re putting other things off (joyful procrastination). Instead you feel that you can’t get to them and the most important ones just sit in your head (stressful consternation.)
But apparently the people who say the only way through is through have a point.
And the videos turned out great.
So I guess that’s my silly rant on how to make your busyness work with whatever business you have to deal with .
P.S. And remember it’s okay to be a little selfish sometimes, whether doing things for others is how you experience it, or if you want to stay up late and watch your own TV show and everybody’s going to bed.
Or go grab some fast food.