Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Overwhelmed

I am in ostrich mode.

I'm feeling overwhelmed by my freelance work (especially by one client, who seems to think I have access to limitless time, funds and even government ministers. Hah! I wish) and so I am doing what I usually do when things get too much - procrastinating. I've been blogging, reading blogs, going through my junk emails folder, chatting with colleagues and generally doing everything I can to not do what I need to do.

Clever, hey? Putting aside the big pile of work until I have even less time to deal with it. Tsssk tsssk, Tamara.

My dad reckons I work better under pressure. I think I have no choice - the pressure is usually my own fault. I just don't know where to start, so I don't start.

I must get over this. Let me take a step towards that goal now and go and nail at least the top things on my to-do list. Fun, fun.

11 comments:

Damaria Senne said...

You could have been talking about me.

I also procrastinate when I don't feel good about a project. Right now, I'm supposed to be writing a press release.

It was definitely more fun reading your blog. Now I'm off to make a cup of tea ( more procrastination) before I actually do the work I should have started earlier this morning.

boldly benny said...

Good luck - I know what it's like to have freelance client that are HIGH on expectation.

Being Brazen said...

Good Luck... :)

po said...

Urgh, I do the same thing, if I pretend it is not there, maybe the work will go away...

it never does though does it?

Louisa said...

How does that saying go again?
"Procrastinators unite! (tomorrow)"

SonnyVsDan said...

you know what I do to solve these little impasses? I sit down and have a little cry. and then everything suddenly becomes a lot more manageable.

Alternatively, and this is not my advice but that of a friend, you could "take a teaspoon of cement...and harden the fuck up". Like I said, not my advice, but useful if you need a giggle.

PS tell anyone that I cry and I'll kill you.
The end.

angel said...

I procrastinate like that too...

sleepyjane said...

Ugh, I so do that. But I know I work better under pressure. I shouldn't have any time to waste and that's when things get done. :)

Hope you got a few things knocked off your list!

Helen said...

I'm tryng to write an article at the moment, and I must say I ahve HUGE respect for you right now for doing it as a career! I like writing, but to hahve to write a specific kind of article for fussy fussy people...

Good luck and I hope you get it all done!

Paula said...

lol I can start and finish something in a day because I don't like things hanging like a noose over my shoulder...

But then I think about what I'll have to do tomorrow then I let it go. lol.

Procrastination seems to be the order of the day.

I hate group projects with a passion though.

Jeanette said...

Sounds very familiar!! I'm reading this... instead of editing photos