Accomplishing what may seem like simple tasks to some people can become chaotic encumbrances when a person is faced with many tasks in one day. Let me explain.
As a person who receives self-accolades on what I accomplish each day, at times I am overwhelmed. I don’t look for anyone to say to me “Oh, you did a great job,” or “I like blah blah blah.” I just do things, many things, and do not expect an appreciable comment. This conundrum is my own fault, I know. But I have narrowed this business of a busy life to one thing: a self-diagnosis of OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
As an author, one of many joys in my life is to write. I have written and self-published books, ideas for books, articles, blogs such as this one, reminder notes to myself or someone else, e-mails to lots of people, lists of things to do and a grocery list. Part of my problem is that I work at home. For instance, if I stay in one place (office) too long, one dog or another will nudge me for attention. Relentless, they need exercise and just plain want my attention. That’s a good thing, really. Exercise was my main goal when I first got these beloved creatures. So, after throwing their tennis balls up and down the hall for a half hour, they rest and I begin another project – maybe laundry.
Maybe vacuuming, maybe talking on the phone, maybe visiting a neighbor, maybe preparing lunch and dinner, maybe listening calmly to a friend. Maybe gardening. Maybe harvesting one of four gardens. Maybe mowing the lawn. Maybe grocery shopping, Maybe dusting. Maybe, maybe, maybe. All in all, I can’t sit still! At least not for too long.
The term for this is “multi-tasking.” Do you do this?
For now, I will get back to writing – at least for a little while. I’m waiting to hear the dryer buzz, informing me that the laundry is dry. Now it will need to be folded.
Just sayin’…A. K. Buckroth.