Urgh. Am just utterly swamped right now, so all my ideas for
clever witty blog entries are piling up while I’m doing other stuff!
Current workstack is:
- in the midst of a huge sort-out of what’s happening, and how. Stressful
- Big reporting meeting due in a couple of weeks
- sorting out all t’other stuff: conferences, training, etc etc
- trying hard to make actual progress progress, which really needs:
- C# a-go-go: now for work AND MSc! Alas, brain is still overfull of:
- the end is nigh – as long as I can survive the next few weeks!
- A4 is due on Friday – few bits to answer still; lots of tidy up
- A5 nowhere near as far through as I should be: have asked for extension, still need to get finger out!
This post, though, is to remind me that all of the above WILL get sorted/finished, and burning myself out getting there is not an attractive option! If nothing else, with no room for any of the stuff I really WANT to do, for me, I sink into despondency – really – and at that point I just can’t shift myself to work.
This weekend, then, I’ve taken a break from management theories and scribbled reviews on daft stuff (dvd burners, laptops, and even a book!) – and, lo! – the feeling of achievement from getting that done spurred me on to get another assignment answer done!
That’s sort of what Scanning is about for me: accepting that I need that balance, and that doing something completely unrelated, or something not ‘important’, can really help me get through the ‘have to do’ stuff.
And of course, amongst all this, I also need to stop and smell the roses. Or this evening: marvelling at the glorious shades of blue in the evening sky 🙂