Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maybe I can't . . .

do it all. Those are words of heresy from someone of the era when we were taught that we could have it all, do it all.  I've been feeling overwhelmed the past two months.  And its easy to blame it on work.  Too many deadlines, both external and self-imposed. But when I take a closer look, I realize it is all the other stuff I'm trying to do at the same time.  Things that really aren't that important and take my time and energy away from what is meaningful. I think information overload is part of the problem, too.  The internet is great, but it can also sap my energy and time.

Okay, deep breath.  Maybe I don't really want to "do it all".  Time to let go of some things. Change my focus from "doing" to "being".


  1. I'm sharing the feeling and am planning to change a commitment in September - change meaning get out of it. I'll help find a replacement, but I just signed on for too much. This is not the first time I've done it, but perhaps one of the smartest times when I back off. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I know - I tend to take on too much, too. Knowing when to say no is an art!

  2. I keep learning that lesson over and over again. It's like
    trout fishing-knowing when to pull and when to let go.


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