I have been feeling so unbelievably overwhelmed lately! I can’t seem to find any down time and I absolutely can NOT relax. Nope, not one bit. 🙁 The lack of relaxation is an ongoing problem. Years and years and YEARS. I’m really trying to make an effort to learn HOW to relax this summer, but it’s not working.
There are so many factors playing into this feeling of overwhelm and I’m changing them as I identify them. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately and picking up on some tidbits here and there. There was one podcast that mentioned passion for the things you are working on. I realized I had some domain names for some projects I might get to “someday”, but I’m not passionate about them. Will I ever be? NO. Time for those domains to go. I’ve been shutting them off one by one as they come up for renewal and four domains will be disappearing from my life very soon. I have two other domain projects that I have been working on streamlining. It was going well until I heard another podcast that mentioned passion and using your time wisely. I realized that these two projects, while going smoothly, were not bringing me any happiness and were sucking up ALL of my time! I have other projects I’d like to be working on that I didn’t have time for since I was working on the ones that don’t necessarily bring joy to my life. Step one was to STOP spending time on these projects if they aren’t making me happy. Step two will be to concentrate that time on the other projects that I think I will find more interesting. Of course I haven’t actually circled back around to step two yet…
I feel like I’m not getting enough good quality sleep. I WAS, but the past few weeks have had me getting up several times during the night and I’m not sure why. I think my morning and evening routines need some tweaking and that is part of the reason why I am writing this blog post. Part of my routine is supposed to be about writing and I haven’t been doing ANY of that. I need to write and I want to blog, so what better way than to combine these two?
The weekend wasn’t as relaxing as I’d hoped it would be. We got a new patio umbrella and wanted to move our lights from the old umbrella to the new one. We spent way too much time cutting the zip ties and reattaching the light string to the new umbrella. Turned it on and HALF of the lights didn’t work. We actually went out and got a voltage tester because it was supposedly really easy to determine where the problem was in the light string. I quickly figured out which strand was giving us trouble, but I couldn’t figure out what to do about it to make it WORK. I found out we could just order a new set of lights for $9, so I cut all the zip ties, pulled out all the light bulbs, and tossed the strand. This means we get to spend another hour attaching the new string of lights to the umbrella. What was supposed to be a relaxing evening on the patio ended up quite stressful! This isn’t helping my feeling of overwhelm.
And now, I am out of time in my morning. That’s how things go around here these days. I’m desperately trying to change this!