I’m Overwhelmed and I Feel Like I’m Wasting My Time Writing This

I’m tempted to believe that I’m wasting time even writing this.

I took the boys to school this morning and barely had 3 hours to do anything productive before the urge for a “nap” fell upon me at 11:00 am. So what did I do? I went to my bedroom and took a “nap” 🤦🏾‍♀️

It felt good to just do nothing, but I knew I had a lot to do today:

🔲 Complete two articles for clients
✔️ Write my atomic essay for Ship 30 for 30 (doing now)
🔲 Check-in with some of my mentees from Ship 30
🔲 Work on completing my welcome series for my email list

But instead, I ignored my to-do list and took a 2.5 hour nap and woke up in a haste to pick up my boys from school. I can’t get much done with my boys at home. I’m present with them when they are home.

It felt good to nap, but I knew my entire working day was unproductive.

Right now, I feel overwhelmed. As I sit here writing, my to-do list has nothing completed — except for when I finish this essay. Somehow, I made writing this essay the first priority. I’m glad I’m doing this “brain-dump” right now.

After I publish this, I will get to work on the other three tasks.

I may be up past midnight tonight. After all, I’m not tired. It will all get done — I’m sure of that! I wish I could have a do over and do it differently. Lord willing, I will get to do it over tomorrow morning.

I know digital writing is not “supposed to be about me” but it is, what it is today 🙃

Hopefully, there is something that has encouraged you in this essay. If not, I have another chance tomorrow.

Maybe that’s the encouragement — even when we fall down, we have the opportunity to get back up again.

Or like one of my favorite Bible verses reads…

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

~ Lamentations 3:22–23

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