I’ve just had a week of difficult juggling my day job, my studies and my writing. Let’s call it ‘overload’. It’s not that I didn’t have time for all of them, it’s more that I was thinking about everything all the time and got a bit over always having to do something with my free time. Whenever I get like that, I find that I’ll put something off (usually my assignments!) and then I get stressed about being behind. This just makes the whole thing worse.
Times like this usually last about a week or so for me, and I’m perplexed as to why they happen. What gets me past overload is having a day or two off, then allocating small lots of time and being strict with myself about committing to my given task. Actually, that’s not quite true. What gets me past overload is putting butt in seat and getting some creative work done!
But I’m curious about other strategies that people use in this situation. Dare I hope that there is an easier way that I haven’t discovered yet, or am I fooling myself? If you have any thoughts to share, would love to hear from you.