Posts Tagged with "overwhelm"

How to Deal With a Fear of Missing Out as a Multipotentialite

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

6 Comments

How to Deal With a Fear of Missing Out as a Multipotentialite

A couple of years ago, I offered to co-host a baby shower for a friend. Unfortunately, something else came up and I had to go out of town for a month. The other host took over, planned it all and left me off the guest list. She knew I’d be traveling, of course, but it […]

Continue reading...

When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

21 Comments

When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

“Oh, great. Another story about depression.” Listen, I hear you. Depression is everywhere. It’s in our Twitter feeds, on our podcasts. Even our favorite Queens in the North are talking about it. But you know what’s worse than hearing about how everyone is depressed? Actually being depressed, week after week, month after month. Constantly forgetting […]

Continue reading...

How to Recover After a Setback

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

18 Comments

How to Recover After a Setback

This year I’ve experienced a constant stream of setbacks, of varying degrees of seriousness: minor administrative life hassle, major family tragedy, missed career opportunities, painful emotional entanglements, idiotic breakages, unexpected financial demands. At times, it’s felt as if the universe was sending me regular doses of deliberate punishment. Each problem on its own wouldn’t be […]

Continue reading...

How to Make a Difference When the World’s Problems Seem So Big

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

14 Comments

How to Make a Difference When the World’s Problems Seem So Big

I’ve noticed that many multipotentialites seem to be extra-sensitive to the world’s problems and injustices. I could speculate on why—perhaps straddling multiple spaces introduces us to more matters which are crying out to be fixed, or maybe we’ve had more practice at spotting ideas which have benefits across communities. Either way, why doesn’t really matter. There’s a […]

Continue reading...

How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

27 Comments

How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

There’s this inner conflict that comes with being a multipotentialite: on one hand, we want to explore and open up our world to new ideas, people and projects. Multipods crave experience. On the other hand, we need to feel like we’re on solid ground physically and emotionally, which means not being too stressed, overwhelmed or […]

Continue reading...

How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas

Monday, August 3, 2015

23 Comments

How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you have several exciting ideas a day. Sometimes it’s an idea for a business. Sometimes it’s an idea for a new hobby. Sometimes it’s an idea for a quest or an activity that you’d like to do. Having that many ideas floating around in your head can be quite stressful. […]

Continue reading...

The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Thursday, July 23, 2015

4 Comments

The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Being busy is not a novel concept for most multipotentialites. I often have to say no to projects, or make plans to hang out with someone weeks out. Sometimes I take 10+ days to email people back (but I always respond). Busyness is just part of the game, and usually my productivity strategies help me manage […]

Continue reading...

Are You Blurring the Line between Work and Play?

Monday, July 28, 2014

13 Comments

Are You Blurring the Line between Work and Play?

This one is for the self-employed multipotentialites. Have you found that the line between your personal and business passions is so blurred that it’s pretty much non-existent most of the time? With a job you get to “go to work” and then “come home” from work and leave that part of yourself behind at the […]

Continue reading...