Harmony is two or more different notes that are played together to create a rich and multi-layered texture, balancing diverse voices to form “a chord,” or accord.   The Way of Joy (excerpt)

Life is pretty accelerated for me these days, as it seems to be for so many people I talk to. I have many projects up — both right in front of me and in the pipeline. As I wrote in a recent Facebook post, “Sometimes my projects feel like a hydra. As soon as I lop off one head, a dozen other ones appear…Arghhhh”

The trick of keeping multiple balls in the air can be overwhelming. At the same time, because I love (and feel committed) to all of what I’m doing, I’ve never responded very well to the admonishment, “you just need to do less— just choose!”

While I am very aware of the dangers of spreading myself too thin, or becoming the dreaded “Jack of all trades, Master of none,” I feel from the marrow of my bones that I am actually taking on a lot because I know (under some of the self-imposed stress and anxiety) that I can.

What are some of the tools you use to successfully manage your energy in the face of an accumulation of “To Dos” ?

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Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, is a teacher, speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of JoyCD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.