When my life gets crazy, which it is right now, it helps me to internalize what is most important and triage around that.
And I’m not just talking about what tasks to do and what not to do.
I’m also talking about prioritizing friends and family, exercise, eating right, communicating, and all the things that at one time or another in my life I have let slide in favor of work.
The triage is visible to people, of course, and saying no can be challenging.
I saw some friends last night and they invited me to a thing they are doing in a couple weeks. They said “would you like to come?” I said “No”. My friend said, “do you mean you can’t?” And I said “I just mean I won’t.” He got a chuckle out of it but when I’m in triage mode, I can be curt. I am working on that but sometimes it is easier to just say no and leave it at that.
This blog remains a priority for me and I continue to be able to post something here every day, generate some conversation, and, at times, unlock something for myself and/or some of you.
If you are feeling swamped like I am right now, it helps to take a second to think about what’s most important, do those things, and say no to everything else.