Do you ever feel overwhelmed and don’t know why?
Especially right about now?
The other two time periods are –
• the middle of a school year,
• and the end of a school year.
Granted, the research supporting this conclusion came from a DIY scientific survey sample of just one.
I wanted to conduct a more extensive survey.
Really I did.
That’s about $10,500 more than SCN has on its balance sheet, so I couldn’t afford to conduct a survey beyond one real-life school communicator.
Now, David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, also backs good research, even though he’s not related to Gerri Allen at all.
He has a unique take on why school folks like us are prone to frequent battles with information overload.
He believes it’s not the TOTALITY of 3,000-4,000 ads, visuals, and messages that besiege us every single day that’s the problem.
He believes it’s our innate desire to seek and understand the actual MEANING of things and events that is the true thief of our contentment and joy.
Even on our busiest days, it’s not the “doing of things” that ties us up in knots, it’s the “wondering about things” that does.
Do you have a long list of unread emails in your inbox?
And whether it involves hearing about a heart-breaking local or national tragedy, it doesn’t matter.
We’ll typically dwell on trying to “figure it all out” until we have some kind of an answer, even if so little of it makes sense and facts are few.
So I guess the most encouraging greeting I can offer you today is this –
“Keep feeling overwhelmed!”
This demonstrates you’re a thinking, breathing, and caring human being.
Way to go!
Just don’t count on my scientific survey sample of one to be able to prove this in court.
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