Thursday, February 9, 2012

Certainly, Its Over!





Can someone please get me an application that’ll scribble down my thoughts through the day so I can posts frequently? Please...
There’s always a new idea for a blog post every now and then, but I’m probably in some meeting, walking through the crowded streets of Lagos Island or half asleep. The workload during the day is overwhelming I hardly have time to eat let alone prepare a proper post; I know this is bad blogging behaviour but what do I do?
My day starts as early as my eyelids open – put that somewhere between 4am and the next o’clock – and between that time and 10.30pm, I’m involved in one energy sapping or mentally tasking activity or the other.
I want to stop blogging all together because I’m not sure this workload is going anywhere until at least August next year but I love it here; so again I ask, what should I do?
In the midst of all this I realise the reason this is proving tough is because of the OVER syndrome. Once upon a time, I was in a group discussing SWOT analysis. I mentioned that my weakness was the perfectionist syndrome and everyone practically laughed and ‘commended’ me. I didn’t think too seriously of it until a friend recently mentioned it. For me, it’s okay to ignore the comments of random people but when someone who should know you a little more points out a trait – in this case a flaw, then work must be done.
It is important to be thorough/detailed/meticulous at work and in daily decision making, but when the word ‘OVER’ (overanalyse, over scrutinize etc) shows up too many times, there may be trouble. While I do not have problems with meeting deadlines and producing excellent results, I am almost never satisfied with the face value of anything. I always want to think decisions through over and again, creating many more options than needed.
A clear example is the previous paragraph, one of the words in red would have sufficed, but my brain thought up about 5, I ended up typing those 3 just so you see what I mean. The end result is a body that never gets enough rest because its operating system (the brain) is constantly multitasking!
Going forward, I plan not to ‘over – anything’... well, as long as it’s not a life-changing/destiny-altering decision; I can’t jump right in just like that or what do you think?


 
Note: SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

15 comments:

HoneyDame said...

About time! The first step towards "recovery" is awarenes... You are there now. Remeber, be less of a Sanballat to yourself! ( dont know what I am talking about, read this

@ilola said...

Ha, dont stop blogging o. Just try to do it at your own time.

Dont worry, we are very patient.

DIDI said...

You know what is going on in your life better than any of us so i won`t ask you not to stop instead i`ll ask you just stop by sometime and Just Tsay "HI".

'Lara said...

i get how you feel. I have a list of post in my head and I have just not had the time to pen them down. Don't stop blogging, you might not have the time to publish as much posts as you want. But do not give it up all at once, once in a while drop a post when you can.

Myne Whitman said...

With your perfectionist personality, I can see how you would not like that you miss opportunities to blog, but you know there's only so much time each of us has?

Over anything is something to watch out for. I think it makes it harder for people to take joy in their accomplishments or to be content. And I count joy and contentment very high indeed.

HoneyDame said...

Wait o,!
PET Projects, abeg abeg, pen when you can but pls dont stop all together.

dosh said...

Life gets in the way of blogging all the time so most times i write notes in the "memo pad" on my phone or in my jotter as soon as the toughts come either at work, in the market, in bed or even when i'm driving then make proper posts when i have time, you could try that but PLEASE don't stop blogging.

As for being a perfectionist, it may seem like a blessing and a curse wrapped in the same package but i pray God grants you the wisdom to use it appropriately so that it becomes one big blessing to you and those in your life

Atoskin said...

Please don't stop blogging i beg thee....

A-9ja-Great said...

Well,when things go over the edge,it means there's a problem.Good thing is you've resolved not to 'over' anything.You're on your way to improvement in that line.

Ibifiri Kamson said...

i think u should just stop over doing anything. things always turn out right perfect or not at the end of the day. And please don't stop blogging oh, cos we will miss you.
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Che said...

Don't stop blogging ooooooooooo. You just update whenever you can and we would understand.

Daughter of Her King said...

Have you tried pen/paper???

if any case write it down and plan a time if possible for it..

I get ur drift and am like that too(i have to book a date and a time for blogging lol).

Well, sha you owe me a visit to my blog ohh.. I dont think have seen ur comment b4 sha(thot I should say ohh)lol.

*Michael Onobote* said...

Whatever you do as they all said, don't stop blogging. Take your time and drop a few lines once in a while.

About over-analysing, try to enjoy what you do and don't concetrate too much on the details. Pray about it too. ;-)

Ginger said...

I sometimes record my thoughts on the phone voice recorder so i remember what i wanted to blog about and why i thought it was important. Weird i know, but it works.

I think its just to find an equilibrium. Be patient with yourself.

Blessing said...

I am perfectionist also...it so annoying at times! Def have been focusing on not overdoing things recently and it's not bad!