Hello. My name is Mary, and I am a workaholic.
I’ve known for a long time that I am one of those women who does too much. And reading the meditations for women like me didn’t seem to help.
Part of my trouble is there is so much I want to experience and accomplish and learn and do! All of the major things on my project list are important to me. I’ve gone over my list numerous times, trying to decide which one I am willing to give up, and the answer is always, “none of them.”
This week, I realized that by having too many things on the go, I am not really doing justice to any of them. None of the projects are getting the attention and commitment I would prefer to give them, because I have too many other things taking up my time. So I end up doing a project half-heartedly instead of putting all of my energy into one or two things and doing them really well.
Or, some projects just don’t get any of my time at all, even though I fully intended to do great things. And then I feel guilty that I am not following through on my commitments, which doesn’t serve me either.
Then, I read this very interesting article, December Forecast 2011, from the Power Path. It basically affirmed for me that I need to draw my boundaries. Our perception of time is speeding up, and I need to choose where I want to direct my energy.
I have pretty much decided which projects are going to stay, and which are going to be placed on the back burner. I don’t know if I can truly give them up, even now, as they are so close to my heart and aligned with my passion. However, I can consciously choose to set them aside for now, instead of letting them languish and eat away at my energy.
I feel that if I can pare down, and do one (or two) things really, REALLY well, then the success that I have been looking for will find me, and more opportunities will open up that allow more time for the other experiences I want to be having.
Now, to keep myself focused and not get distracted by all the pretty, shiny temptations along the way!