"I have a lot on my plate right now!" : Being Overwhelmed by too much work!

I feel like S#!t when I have a lot to do and I don't feel like doing anything. And the reason for not doing anything is the fact that I have a lot to do. So yeah, One more personal experience making it to the blog!


These last few days I was loaded with tasks. Be it video editing, talking to clients, talking to friends, or even writing this blog. Usually, this makes me feel saturated and I end up doing something very different (nothing that generates any value).



I rant about this every day in my daily journal. I write down "Okay! Today I will finish at least 3 of the 10 tasks I have!" And me being super obedient when it comes to the promises I make to my journal, I end up watching 3 episodes of a TV show and a movie and complete a whole task out of the 3! Yaay! me! Don't worry it's way worse somedays!


But today's entry in the journal was a bit different. Today I used the phrase "I have a lot on my plate". This is because yesterday I said the same thing to someone else.


Why was it different?


Connecting thoughts to physical things usually makes it easier to understand the problem and solve it. This has been my way to deal with many challenging situations.


The following lines are from the journal...


"...it's true that I have a lot on my plate right now. But, it can be handled if I consume it properly. Because the reality is, even though I have a lot on the plate, it is also true that I am really hungry right now! Also, I have the capability to consume all of it. The main job that I have here is not to feel overwhelmed or afraid of the magnitude of everything. All I have to do is consume it one by one. Honestly, even in reality, you can't eat everything while all of it is still hot without burning your mouth. So don't even try to.

Having a lot on the plate is good in a way because at least I don't have to worry about when the next serving will happen.

But the most important thing to keep in mind here is to understand the size of my plate."


Lesson

It's the feeling of being overwhelmed with the magnitude of the work that poses the real problem. If each task is done one-by-one without looking at the other tasks makes the whole process of finishing all the work easier. Honestly, I feel it needs practice. I might write a follow-up blog on this to update you on how far this mindset takes me.


 

So, I am not sure how valid this mindset is. This popped in my head this morning and I haven't really read anything related to it. I would love to hear your perspective on this concept. I am sure even you go through times when you are overwhelmed with too much work. I wanna know how you deal with it and do you think this might be a solution for you?

Let me know!


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