I've been coordinating ORWA's annual Valentine's Day Lunch and I've hit a point of exhaustion. This is a pretty typical cycle for me. I start off enthusiastic and then nerves start to set in. I get anxious about whether or not the event will be a success; will I be able to do the work; will people be pleased with what I've done.
At first, I can channel the anxiety into the tasks which need to be done. Which ends up being pretty productive.
But now almost everything is done that I need to do in advance. So I have no focus for the anxious energy. Channelling it into other projects doesn't work. I'm starting to wear down and wish I could just be done with the whole thing. Which isn't a great mindset for having fun at the event.
I really need to find a better method for dealing with these things. Or at least stop volunteering for extra work.
I'll let you all know how it works out.