I'm so burned out. I'm overwhelmed and have so much to do that I can do nothing. I'm not exactly depressed, but I have too much on my plate. I don't know where to start, so I remain motionless in many areas.
I've experienced this sort of thing before, and I always feel better when I begin to tackle things, but the problem is: What do I tackle? I start to tackle one thing, which reminds me of something else to do which is equally (or more) important, so I then drop it to pick up the secondary project. Then in the middle of the secondary project, my mind continues on it's route through the first and third ones.
I'm sure many of you have dealt with such a problem before. What I really need is someone else to keep me on point, but there is no one that can come over and help me with these projects.
Lists don't help much. I will cross things off the list and feel relatively empowered, until I realize the magnitude of the things remaining on the list.
Top of the list is, of course, my job hunt which is going nowhere fast. I'm not panicking yet, because I have another month before I'm willing to work at MacDonald's.
But I'm fighting the rising sense of panic as I try to stay focused on answering the only job offers that are coming in right now with a resounding NO; as the only offers are for jobs that pay little to nothing and are being offered by companies who are preying upon those of us who are feeling the tight pinch of the economy.
My current business remains stagnant. We're talking cesspool-swimming-with-mosquito-larvae stagnant. In addition, a very beloved family member is returning to the hospital for surgery on Thursday.
Meanwhile, I am extremely fortunate in that I've found a renter for my property. However, "there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip," as my grandmother used to say. Hopefully all will work out the way it's supposed to.
And, as my grandmother also used to say, "This too shall pass."
Let's just hope it doesn't pass like a kidney stone.