Workload Management: How I’m Doing It

There are many balls in the air, but I don’t feel overwhelmed by my workload. Not even close. It’s weird. Normally, I’d be all over the place, panicking, or so stressed out that I felt the need to bury my head in a book and pretend that “it can wait until later.” Which was never true. Not now, not then. I’m crediting two things, the first being the switch in my ADD meds, and the other being in how I have kept myself from jumping around and leaving projects half-finished. It’s been revelatory.

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Image Credits: Michael Schwarzenberger.

Genius!

Yesterday, Eddy and I went to the car wash. We were sitting at the vacuum cleaner station afterwards, and getting ready to leave. I buckled him in and went to the front seat without closing his door (I have a button up there that’ll do it). He said quite loudly, “Hey, you forgot to close my door, genius!”

The guy changing the trashcan nearby cracked up, as did I. We bantered a bit, and I offered to drive home with the door open. Eddy wasn’t fond of the idea.

I love that kid, man.

An Abundance of Riches

All my life, I’ve been plagued by an onslaught of great ideas. If you know me for any amount of time, you know that this is both a blessing and a curse. An idea falls in my lap, and I get started on the pursuit of that idea, and then while that’s underway, more ideas crop up and they’re interesting…more interesting than the actual execution of the current project. You could say that I subscribe to Shiny Object Syndrome, which is a hallmark of ADD1. One of my big goals has been to really rein in that crap, because it really does nothing but create a lot of frustration/regret/etc.

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