the perils of variety

Life is very varied at the moment – and very busy! I’m really enjoying all the things I’m involved in, especially my time spent working as an editor for Magnet.

However, variety does come with challenges. Yesterday I sat down and got out the draft of my book on memory on faith, working through the chapter outline and preparing my proposal. But it took me a long time simply to catch up – to remember where I was, to re-familiarise myself, to tune in.  I needed to immerse myself in that one thing in order to be able to re-establish my working rhythm.

I’m very aware I need to spend some significant time on it – not pockets here and there but consistently, so that I’m not constantly playing catch up. Hopefully there will come a point where I am able to do that!


What about you?

How do you balance longer and shorter projects?  Especially when there are other deadlines and commitments in your life?

5 thoughts on “the perils of variety

  1. TheOthers1 says:

    This is terrible, but I’m easily overwhelmed when I have too many things to do. I guess that means I’m not very good a juggling. I usually end up putting off the thing that should be done the soonest until the last minute because I get anxious. Anyway, good luck getting everything done. 🙂


    • Lucy Mills says:

      I think of it as a kind of paralysis – so much to do, can’t decide where to start, end up doing something else entirely! Wrote an article about this very problem recently!


Comments welcome!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.