The past few weeks have been a non-stop roller coaster of deadlines that I have had to meet. Althought I have started to learn to say NO to people when they ask me if I can do certain things, I have said YES for too many things that have had a deadline recently, and I’m not out of the morass yet. This was an unforeseen scheduling issue where I thought some tasks would take a lot less time than they actually did, so I was caught with poor planning in a situation where I have to live with turning in the work for the deadline of the day and foregoing every other activity (except those that are absolutely necessary to retain my sanity).
The biggest issue is that on many of these tasks I felt a strong moral obligation to do the jobs required, because they have to be done by someone, and they are important. This is after I had committed myself to some less important tasks.
The rate of headaches I’ve had recently has increased, my intake of coffee and sugar to deal with them and to help me cope has increased and overall the stress factor has been demoralizing. The good news is that now I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I’m not there yet.
I thought a five minute rant on the blog would help. I also thought that it would be good advise to tell people to keep track of deadlines so that they don’t pile up as much. Sometimes it is inevitable and as they say, “you have to roll with the punches”.
Feel free to vent on this space if you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders at the moment.