Monthly Archives: July 2012

How much is too much?

When the spinning plates start dropping…

I can’t deny it; I do have a lot going on in my life most of the time. It has been my nature since I can remember, running clubs at school and long evenings out exploring the local countryside with mates on whatever ramshackle bikes we could get our hands on.

Getting older has just seen this evolve into career choices like starting my own business, life choices such as getting onto the property ladder, bigger & more sports and travelling a little bit further than the local countryside.

But have I bitten off more than I can chew this time?

Nearing my mid-thirties, and I find that my colleagues, friends & family all suggest the same (and with increasing emphasis) – Birdman, you are doing too much.

I’m a stubborn kind of guy, but I’m not blind to the fact that the ambitions I wanted to achieve this year are now suffering in what has become the plight of an incredibly hectic life schedule. There are more tasks than I can multi, and the plates farthest from my reach are wobbling with intent.

I find I revert to a student-like state hours before an exam. “What do I need to know, and what can I get away without reading”. I’ve been through that in the last 2 months and it isn’t a good long-term approach, and heavily fuelled by energy drinks and matchsticks.

How do you deal with it?

Answers on a postcard please…