yesterday i had the day off. sort of. just one day off this week and so in the days leading up to it i started to fantasize about how i would spend it. i decided it would be a "just me" day downtown. i had planned to wander through the galleries, linger at the library and maybe even go for a kayak in the inner harbour.
but as the day off moved closer, i started to add in a task here and there in order to feel more productive. and before i knew it, my whole day was full of errands. so i ended up taking etsy orders to the post office, delivering some gifts, organizing a newspaper ad, cashing my pay depositing festival cheques...
and the strange thing is that i think i did it on purpose! i think i like to be busy and to feel productive. at what cost? well it's hard to tell until i become so overwhelmed i have some sort of breakdown.
so my question is when does too much become too much to handle? for me it's very much about the festival. i keep telling myself, after the festival, i'll relax. after the festival, i'll eat better. after the festival i'll sleep more. after after after...but knowing me, after the festival i'll become bored and just fill my time with something else.
what are your secrets for relaxing? for minimizing your workload, for saying no to new projects and refraining from multi-tasking?