This last week has been insane. My newborn has been sick and not sleeping, my 2yo has not been resting very well either. Work has been ever increasing in the amount of both proactive and reactive work falling on my plate. I’ve felt entirely overwhelmed.
When I get into these states, I feel every little hole of my system. The temptation in this place is to want to throw it all out, run away from the problem, and try a new tool (or go back to an old one... OF2). Obviously, that’s not the problem. The problem is I feel overwhelmed. Yet that’s not to say there aren’t some glaringly obvious holes in my system that are being revealed, too.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
- Written down the major tasks that need to take place.
- Tried to get as close to neutral at home (laundry, dishes, etc. taken care of)
- Started working off my written list instead of my big monstrosity in Todoist that gets out of date in half a second if something blows up
- Tried to take a step back and evaluate priorities
I don’t feel I have a good grip, though, on my situation.
I’m sure many of you have felt overwhelmed before. How have you handled it? What’s been effective? What hasn’t? I’d love to learn more together.