Is One Project Taking Up all of your Time and Energy?There’s something unusual going on in my life at the moment.

I’m trying to finish off my new eBook and time seems to be going a bit wonky.

By wonky, I mean it’s flying by. Every day is blurring into the next. Each week is starting to feel like the one before. The hours in my day are flying by.

This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed the time flying phenomenon when it comes to writing.  I can sit down at my laptop, start writing and three hours goes by in a blink. Just for the record three hours never went by in a blink when I was working for someone else. That last hour on a Friday afternoon sometimes felt like it dragged out for hours on end!

I’m not sure if the time flying when I write concept is because of the creativity aspect of being completely immersed in the work or because I’m doing something that I enjoy.  I am not sure how it works.  If you write a lot and have some ideas, I would love to hear them!

I feel like I have sunken into a time/energy vortex where every day flashes before my eyes.  The fact that I’m working through weekends is probably not helping with the days blurring into one other. All of my time and energy is going into the book.

In case you were wondering the flying by feeling bears no relevance on how much work I get done either. If I don’t get much work done time flies, if I get heaps done it still flies!

Has this happened to you? 

Is this happening to you right now?

For you it might not be writing a book, it could be a big project at work, a major home renovation or building a house.

It’s a weird feeling.

It’s not like I feel stuck, I’m doing the work consistently with a clear plan of action and sense of purpose so that’s not an issue.

It’s not like I have lost direction because I know exactly what I need to do and I’m in there doing it.

In saying that – the doing is often the hardest part.

The doing can take a lot longer and be much more complex than we imagined.

Whilst we are on the topic of one big project, I’ve come to the realization that I don’t perform at my best when I’m only working on one thing. I’m the sort of person who thrives on and needs variety.  Gemini trait perhaps?

The blog itself normally provides a lot of variety because there are so many different elements involved but because of the book I have temporarily put many of those elements on the back burner.

Speaking of back burners that’s exactly what this feels like.  Everything is on the back burner until I get this book finished!

Whilst it’s an amazing time, it’s also filled with lots of ‘when’ thoughts as in ‘I’ll do that when I get the book finished’ and let’s face it a fair dose of stress and panic about getting it done sooner rather than later.

Do you find yourself in a similar situation? Does it feel like all of your time and energy is going into one thing?

Do you feel like you are waiting for a big project to come to fruition before you can more onto something else?

If so – hang tight.  Hang in there and ride it out to get your project over the finish line.

Believe in what you are doing. It might feel like life’s on the back burner right now, but your investment of time and energy will be worth it in the end.

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