Have you ever looked at your to-do list, and rather than sitting down and forming an action plan, you immediately begin to panic and doubt your ability to ever finish it all in the allotted time? Since my co-worker has gotten sick, my to-do list has gotten longer and longer, to the point where I was almost in tears yesterday wondering how I was going to get it all done and still be able to see my kids play soccer in the evenings. But, it appears that my panic was for naught because not only am I getting things done, I am working well in advance of the due dates.
This always happens to me though. Because other people dictate my workload, when I start seeing the number of requests start creeping up (and up and up), I always panic rather than remember that I have yet to miss a deadline. I hate that about myself and wish I could change it. There is no need to panic, but I do every single time. Is it a self-esteem issue? Is it a personality thing? Am I the only one who does this?