I keep a computer file of ideas like many do, but sometimes all these fantastic ideas and projects and gardens are overwhelming. Do you identify with any of these statements and sayings?
“Way too many ideas. I have too many ideas in my head.”
“The Festival of (Too Many) Ideas.”
“Every once in a while my brain goes into overload and I get TOO many ideas.”
“It is possible to have too many ideas.”
“As it turns out, I have too many ideas at the moment”
“In fact, there are too many ideas.”
“Too many ideas, too few resources and time.”
“Too Many Ideas Syndrome”
“Too much reading, too small head, too many ideas, too little time.”
“Having one too many ideas in the land of lost time.”
Too many ideas make my head swim and that is the main reason I can rarely concentrate on books and magazines any more. Home decorating ideas, gardening ideas, garden art to make and recipes fly in and out of my head furiously,… and friends, …it is not calming.
The thing is, when I see these ideas, I think “I could do this” and I could do that,”…and especially if I have caffeine in my system, I feel wonderful! Anything seems possible!!!
The true fact is, I can’t do all these things. That is the reality and I know that seeing, saving, clipping and right-clicking digital images, does not a garden or a life make. It doesn’t make dinner and it doesn’t create art.
Only the doing does. And I am human. I can only do so much in twenty-four hours. And I have a life! But,…I can do some things, and I do do some things. Those are things that make me happy, that make me hum and causes time to fade away. The accomplishing. Those projects actually done, are what gives you self esteem and esteem from others who see your creations.
- lack of energy
- spending money on supplies to feel like you accomplished something
Taking action makes you feel:
One blogger says of Pinterest: “My problem with Pinterest is that it’s just too much. Too many ideas, pins, boards, crafts, outfits, recipes, books, tutorials… see I’m already getting overwhelmed! As if my to-do list wasn’t long enough as it is, this … site comes along, sucks me in and gives me a billion more ideas of things “I want” to do. But that’s the thing, they’re things I want to do but likely won’t EVER do. Because I don’t have time. “ ‘Sweetie and the Kitchen‘
So, keep your file of ideas, but mind well your use of time,….don’t just be a seer, a passer on and sharer,…also be a doer, a do-bee, an ‘accomplisher’, for that is where the joy is. ~~ Sue
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.” Oogway, Kung Fu Panda