I complained to my friend the other day that I have too much on my plate right now. I’m a full time student, a full time blogger, and a full time event planner (I have three events coming up next week). My friend responded, “Well, you are saying it every time I speak to you within the last seven years.” Her comment forced me to think about how much responsibility I constantly take on myself. It’s not that I don’t know how to say ‘no,’ there are just too many great opportunities…
My mom also says that I have worn too many hats since… early childhood. I was one of those kids that attends all of the extra curricular activities, spends time on her hobbies, and manages to read books in between. I guess I developed the habit of multitasking way too early in my life and never stopped doing it (I am still multitasking while getting ready) . However, I always feel that I need to do just one thing at a time.
Recently, I changed my strategy and forced myself to say ‘no’ more often. I really wanted to work on a very exciting charitable event, but I forced myself to decline. I was brainstorming about another major exhibition, but I delayed the project until next year. The list is long and the opportunities are coming each day, but I concentrate only those that really fit into my plan. I don’t know where this mono-tasking will lead me, but I feel that it is something that I really enjoy right now.
How about you guys? How many projects at a time are you able to handle?