Working with myself rather than against myself

Working with myself rather than against myself


I’m getting a little frustrated and overwhelmed with everything I have to do in the living room still. I’ve been at it pretty much nonstop for the past three days and I’m tired. I was able to get half of everything second coated before I started getting sloppy. I’ve decided to take a break, order some lunch (cause I’m also a little hangry) and work on something else for right now. I need to clear my head so I can get back at it ASAP. I owe it to the kids to disrupt their lives as little as possible, and right now, the entire first floor is unusable. Thankfully, the kids are at their moms until tomorrow, so I have some time.

As far as my break is concerned, I’m going to be productive.

I’ve become more aggressive with business related things and have found that it’s having the desired impact. The downside is that I have to keep up with it and I’m only one person. It’s a good problem to have as far as problems go.

Rather than allow myself to get too frustrated, overwhelmed, and end up shutting down, I think moving to something else for a couple hours is the right move. This way, I’m still being productive and continuing to move forward. In the past I would have simply forced myself to keep going. The problem is that I would end up quickly burning out, getting frustrated, beating myself up, and walking away.

I’m trying to change the way I approach things because working with myself, rather than against myself is a kinder, far more productive course of action. It’s definitely working and things are changing for the better. I wish it hadn’t taken me 43 years to figure this shit out, but better late than never.

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