I have a tendency to take on too many things at once. Somewhere in my life, I started believing that I mustn't miss opportunities by saying no. Even when I already have a lot going on. In fact, the few times I have said, "Hey, I have a lot on my plate," I've been treated as though I had no right to say so. And so, I keep piling on project after project.
I'm also a huge lover of checking things off my to-do list. Yes, I am that girl! I get great satisfaction out of seeing my list dwindle as I get things done. But the problem I run into sometimes, is that I just can't seem to check EVERYTHING off. And that's the goal, isn't it? To reach the end of the day accomplishing everything you set out to do in a day? But some of my tasks are continually being moved to the next day, and then the next day, etc. Why?
I've tried telling myself that I just need to manage my time better. I have tons of tools that I use to keep me on top of things. Hello Google Calendar! Hello Notion! But, can I be real here? If you take on too many projects, you cannot physically do them all in a timely fashion. That's an uncomfortable truth for me. What do you mean I can't do it all?
For example, I took on this 30-day blogging challenge. I wanted to jumpstart The Artist's Grimoire and make sure you all have things to learn when you come to visit me. My trouble is that I want to share in-depth, elaborate stuff. I mean the world keeps asking us for more, more, more, right? And I have BIG ideas! I must deliver more! But I'm only human, and I have other obligations. Family, pets, a part-time job, and a neighbour I help out, to name a few. Not to mention my creative projects!
As I mentioned yesterday, I believe that where you focus is where your energy goes. So I need to start narrowing my focus. This means, writing shorter blogs when I need to. So I'm still showing up but in a more manageable fashion. And giving you a little glimpse of the madness that is my mind! Also, I apologize to anyone who's waiting on me to finish something. I'm working on it! I promise!