Is it my imagination or is everyone juggling more and more all the time?
I don't know about anyone else, but either I am getting worse about managing my time or I am over committed. I believe I have fewer obligations than a year or two ago, but frequently feel overwhelmed. All those balls I'm juggling seem to be equally important and have to be kept in motion.
Another thing I've observed is that kids appear excessively busy too. I don't ever remember feeling busy when I was a kid. Maybe the mists of time are getting too thick and I'm not remembering accurately.
I know some teens who stay up until 1:00 a.m. finishing school assignments. My last year of high school I worked 16-24 hours a week, but honestly don't remember ever needing to stay up late to do homework.
With all of the advanced technology available to us, shouldn't life be simpler? Or maybe because some tasks have become easier (mainly due to the widespread availability and use of computers) we are all taking on other responsibilities and commitments.
Perhaps we're wasting more and more of our time on things like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking options and we're not taking care of things like housecleaning and yard work. It doesn't take long for mail and laundry and dishes to pile up; a dirty oven to become a filthy one or a few weeds to become a healthy crop if we don't keep up with them. When our chores reach that level, they begin to feel insurmountable.
These are just some of the thoughts buzzing through my head as I see my teen son struggling to keep up with the obligations of his life as my husband and I struggle to keep up with our work.
How about you, do you feel like a juggler. Do you think we are busier than ever?
Today's letter is J on the Blogging A to Z Challenge