Just keep paddling
I am feeling overwhelmed right now in my work life.
Now let me be clear: this ain't no woe-is-me, I-can't-do-this kind of overwhelmed. This is simply having too many deadlines in too short of a time span and wishing like hell that I could have spread this work out over the summer.
But I can't. I have to git er done, as they say.
I used to like to curl up in a ball and feel sorry for myself when major deadlines loomed, or when it seemed I'd bitten off more than I could chew.
I don't like that old behavior much at all.
Today, I'm plodding through. Doing what needs to be done and knowing there is an end in sight.
Afterall, that's what a deadline is for.
It's funny, because we took a few days off to go up and relax up at our family's cabin over the weekend. Very much needed for both me and Dan even though we knew it'd put us both back this week.
Part of me wants to be back in that kayak right about now.
And part of me knows it's just life.
What do you do when the tasks at hand threaten to overwhelm?
Here's one thing I do: read blog comments wherein people tell me how they like to cope with stress.