I am very busy these days. I love being busy. I love what I'm doing. But I am very very busy.
I have a ton of things going through my mind. Lists I'm making, projects I'm working on, functionality I'm building, training I'm providing, the yard work that I keep putting off, and the impending house projects (new windows!!). Oh so many things.
I'm pretty strict with myself about getting a good nights sleep. The alarm goes off at 5:30am, 5 days a week, and I have to be in bed, drifting off to dreamland, by 10pm to be alert and effective the next day.
However, on average, once a week, my brain wakes me up around 1am and begins it's insane spinning. And spins and spins and spins. Lists rotate around, projects jump in and out, panic sets in about things I need to get done, and may or may not have forgotten to do. Eventually I just lay there, heart beating rapidly, listening to Chris and Jet snore, until my alarm goes off at 5:30am.
And then I'm not living up to my potential.
Don't get me wrong, I can still function, I still get things done that I need to get done, but I feel like I'm teetering on the edge. I pride myself in always being ahead of the curve, not on the curve.
So, here is my open declaration to my brain: Knock it off! You're not helping anything.