Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up with everything in your life? I’m so behind in the blogs I follow, Facebook and Twitter, I feel like I’ll never catch up.
Being sick only compounds the problem. Now my energy is one-quarter of what it used to be.
Times like this I miss the lack of technology. Remember back in the 90s when e-mail was just starting out? I do. We didn’t have to be on top of everything every second of everyday for fear of missing out on something.
I don’t know how people stay on top of Twitter. Probably because it is my least favorite. I get how amazing the social interaction is, but it starts to feel exhausting.
Fundamentally, I hate the immediacy. The feeling that you must respond right that second or face dire consequences. And if I’m confessing things, I’ve always hated instant messaging.
Maybe I’m old school, but I believe in focusing my attention on one thing at a time. If I’m having dinner with you, my cell phone is in my purse, not sitting on the table like a third wheel.
And when I log into my e-mail, my status is always invisible. Because I’m in the middle of drafting an e-mail to someone just as important as the person who wants to IM me.
So here’s my plan of attack: as soon as I feel better, I’ll check out the past three days of the blogs I follow and I’ll get back to Facebook again. Twitter I’ll never like, but I’ll try to interact more.
I’ll continue revising my novel because that’s the most important thing I can do.
But I’m also going to try to enjoy my life. Strike a balance between work and play. And realize the day I complete everything on my to-do list is the day I will probably die so I’m okay with that being decades away. 🙂