My Type-A/OCD personality makes me a natural crazy listmaker, so when work goes into overload, my lists go into overdrive. I always carry a notebook with my work project to-do list, plus daily stickies with priorities for each day - that is the standard. There's just something really satisfying about crossing out something that has been completed, it's like striking out the worry of it from my brain - there must be other listmakers that understand.
However when the schedules get crazy, I not only keep my regular projects list and daily stickies, but I employ a written out hour-by-hour schedule, reminders on my Blackberry calendar, plus about a million loose hotel-provided note pad pages that get updated and tossed about around every 30 minutes. I can't trust my brain to remember things so I become a tree killer. That and pretty much everything that is actually about me or my life usually gets tossed to the side.
So when I came home Friday afternoon, what did I do? The one time I felt like I needed all week. Took a nap! And Saturday afternoon? Took a nap. There's nothing like rewarding myself with some serious snooze time on the couch with the TV on low, the pup snuggled down and the sun still streaming in.
When you've got too much on your plate and not enough hours in the day, how do you prioritize? And how do you keep yourself sane despite the stress?
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