So, 2015 has been a busy and challenging year. I have been running to keep up or catch up most of the year. Every time I think I getting caught up, and other project appears, or more silly problems pop up.
When I am super stressed, I get grumpy, when I am grumpy every bump in the road, becomes a mountain to overcome. Things that should take five minutes to resolve, take half a day. I have let this happen a lot over the past two weeks. Days wasted in frustration - creating more frustration as things take longer than they should to resolve. Recognizing that this is happening, will help me to break the silly cycle.
I live a busy life, I frequently have several projects going on at the same time. Like the bike above, as soon as I finish one job, I start on the next. This bike did not become the busiest by spending all of it's time on one job, but by starting the next one without a lot of idle time between jobs. That is how I need to work.
I have a busy week, then I am taking a weeks' break for Thanksgiving. I am ready for and need the break. December will see me finishing the last past due project from last summer's unexpected time off, and starting a new and exciting project, a major research project funded by a leading foundation. 18 months to gather information from 35,000 hospital docs.