Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Time to Deboard the Crazy Train

This is my life on the crazy train

Any questions?

At precisely 3:52 a.m. today, I woke in a panic. I think it may be time to sit down and prioritize my life. I'm sure there are several items I forgot to add to my picture, but these seem to be the most pressing at the moment. 

How about you? Can you relate? Anyone else feeling the overwhelming need to slow down?

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  1. Monday I felt overwhelmed, but usually I can just tune out the world. My wife says men are too good at that.

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    1. *Clears throat* Yes, I agree. Men are too good at that.

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  2. Well, hmm. In the past week I've moved three states over, broke up with my agent, judged a pitch contest, wrote over 40 thank you cards, put the house back together, and met the library of my dreams. If I don't slow down starting today, I may spontaneously combust. Hang in there, my friend. ^_^

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    1. Wow, Angelina. You have been through a lot the past week. Thinking of you. (((((((big hugs)))))))

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  3. I know your feelings only too week Candy. Some days it all just seems too much, and I get very little done then. What I've found helps me is writing up a weekly timetable or scheduled, so I know exactly what I should be doing and when.

    Good luck prioritizing everything, and I'm here if you need someone to unload to.

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  4. Oh, been there. What is it with the time 3 am, anyway? Too late to go back to sleep soundly and too early to get out of bed.

    I hope your day gets better! Most of all, I hope you find time to write. :)

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    1. Emily, I do NOT like waking up at 3 a.m. Thanks for your sweet words. :)

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    1. Hey! I almost didn't recognize your icon!! I've enjoyed keeping up with ya on FB.

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  6. that looks just like my desk!
    seriously!
    in a corner, piled with stuff, and thousands of thoughts hovering over it! amazing!

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  7. I've been feeling that lately. My answer to overwhelm used to be to drink heavily, but now that just gets me further behind. Haha. Things will start to fall into place, I can feel it. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, yes. I am so there. I have a day (night) job and a family (hubby, 3 kids and a dog). So many times, I just want to stop the world and get off. Or at least lock it out and write in peace for longer than 15 minutes at a time. :) And then there's social media eating into my time... I mean, I love it, but it can be a black hole of a time-sucker.

    I've noticed that when I write, I tend to increase the word count per hour the longer I'm at it, so I'm planning to start having days where I shut down all the browser tabs except for my beloved Thesaurus.com (it's a dictionary, too). *shrugs* Maybe if the tabs aren't open, I won't be tempted to check my email so often and I'll get more writing done.

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    1. @Tara, I'm with ya!
      @Michael, maybe it's that time of the year, like flu season. Yeah, I don't do so well hitting the bottle. I'm a one-drink gal. After that, I'm the life of the party for say 30 mins. then, passed out cold.
      Melissa, wow! you do have a lot going on. Social media is a necessary evil.

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  9. The art of prioritization is the key to making your life count instead of having it spin out of control like a rooster weather vane in a hailstorm! :-) Each of us must decide what is most important, tackle that, then go on to the next most important task. Better to get 3 important tasks done than four that take your mind off the one you know is crucial but unpleasant, right? ;-)

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  10. Yes, I've felt that way. Sometimes I do pare back and slow down.

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  11. I love this....you've inspired me to make my own crazy train photo. I think we all feel this way from time to time.

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  12. Yup, this made me smile today because this is sooo true! I think all your balloons pretty much covered it, except, wait, now I'm doing some research ... never mind, there it is. :)
    I've been making a list or two to keep myself on target and to prove to myself that I'm making progress, but every so often it overwhelms me all over again!

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  13. Yep. In Nov and Dec I plan to stop the madness for a couple months and find a semi-normal life.

    Those puffs are amazingly accurate :)

    ........dhole

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    1. Ah, Roland. Is there any way I could package you up and perch you right on my shoulder???
      @MPax, I think it's time for me.
      @Donna, go for it! I think we should all have one. :)
      @Kristen, lists...I haven't made one in a while. Maybe I should. They have worked well for me in the past.
      @Donna, You must be in the middle of a project now. Or do you always take a break in Nov. & Dec. ?

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  14. This is amazing. Wow.

    I guess I'm lucky. Don't feel that overwhelmed. Deep breaths babe!

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