Sunday, October 08, 2006


Do you ever feel that you have too much on your plate and you know what needs to get done but so many things (obstacles) get in the way?

That's where I am now. How do I snap out of it? I'm so busy with freelance work and I have impending deadlines but so many other things take my time. So I feel like I'm not getting anywhere with anything!

What I've tried to do is remove some of the things that are creating obstacles for me. Other stressors. But it takes time to deal with those stressors. You just can't push them out of your mind, but sometimes you have to even if for a short while.

When I think of all the things I've got on my plate now, I feel so overwhelmed. So what I'm trying to do is block things out and concentrate on what needs to be done at that moment. In any "spare" time, then I try to deal with stressors and hopefully make decisions and get them out of my life once and for all.

How do others deal with feeling overwhelmed? I already talk with a counselor to try to sort things out and I write to do lists but that's overwhelming in itself to look at the growing list. Any advice?