Stop trying so hard. Yep, that’s my advice – me the work driven, can’t stop, juggling a 1000 things, whirling dervish of a zillion projects for work, fun, garden, art, etc.
But, I’m not advocating not being productive. Productivity can be the source of great emotional highs. I’m just saying there is great comfort in accepting yourself as you are. If you do, you can free yourself of the impossible burden of being something you are not.
If you are engaged in a task where you are a beginner, be the beginner. So many people strut about with a false bravado trying to convince others that they are on top of every situation. I doubt they ever really convince anyone. Why not just fess up that you’re confused, lost, struggling, totally tanking. I think this act garners you much more respect than the act of pretending you’re on top of everything, when in truth you are not.
It’s such a relief to release the burden of trying to look more competent than you really are. In these situations, I often say, ”You can be the General and I’ll be the Private.”
Smile. Be happy!
Do your best, it’s the best you can do.