when it is time to step away? (from the computer, that is)

I’ve been working steadily since 8 am, and it’s almost noon now. I took at little break for a mid-morning snack at 10:30, but since I signed on my focus has been on reviewing Oakland Local’s site (we’re hitting that count-down where we parse what remains in phase 2), dealing with vendors for our final rounds of bids for the California Watch site for CIR, helping a friend recruit some talent for the IndyArts Expos this Friday (!!) fielding calls and notes around the October 23 Public Media Collaborative Social Media for Social Action training. flyer here

In the next one hour and 45 minutes before I head off to see a vendor present, I have to decide whether to focus on assigning new stories for Oakland Local, writing guidelines and more site materials, finishing a brief for CIR on strategy, and about 10,000 other things.
It feels overwhelming. It is overwhelming.

The point where my life seems like it is going to burst is always the best moment, IMHO, to step away from the computer and go for a walk or do a gardening break outside. There’s nothing like backing away to make that panicked feeling subside. So…(heads outside).