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Prioritizing & Walking Against The Flow

I've been piling on work on my plate like I was mad for money. Actually, it's not too far from the truth...maybe I'm mad. But being mad about making it as a writer is starting to wear me down. From whichever angle I look at it, working too much DOES have it's negative effect. Prioritizing is not one of my strongest points, believe you me, because I am the kind of person who would take you up on a dare and go all the way to prove something wrong. I will swim against the tide just to show people that it's possible and that there's nothing wrong with swimming against it. Case in point, I took the kids to the park. The trail goes around in circles, right? This means, whichever entry you start, you'll end up in the park, anyway and just because others are going into the same entry point, it doesn't mean that I have to feel embarrassed about walking past people walking in the 'right' direction. We got stares, of course. Like there are hundreds of people walking in one direction and you get this mother and her two punky kids walking against the flow. Lucky for me that my kids just trudged on and walked. I mean, what's wrong with walking in the opposite direction, anyway, right? We'll see you at the end, anyway. Sigh.... As I was saying, I am the kind of person who doesn't mind doing something as long as it proves a point and it's important to me. It won't hurt if it's fun, of course. :-) But even if it isn't, it's alright. And knowing that I am piling too much work for myself and knowing that it'll collapse if I don't manage it well.....sigh....the right thing to do now is to know when to stop. I've to learn how to prioritize. This is not the first time - the first time this happened, I almost had a nervous breakdown. Knowing what I know now, I know what to do. Slow down, prioritize and learn how to delegate and schedule things in properly. Only take in what you can handle instead of saying, 'Yes, yes, yes.' Yes. That's what I'll do.
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