I am giving a presentation tomorrow, and am therefore being overwrought about it.
So much time management advice declares The One True And Efficient Way to do things. It’s all very appealing in a sort of model home way, but it rarely plays well with my actual life and brain (no storage space, for one thing). And even when I’m at my most organised, I will still find something to stress about.
Yes it should be more energy-efficient to never have to panic, but it turns out performative alarm is part of my process. And fighting against that inclination is exhausting.
What has worked best for me: scheduling panicking time. That way I get to both hyperventilate AND check “be dramatic” off my list.
Edit: It was, of course, fine.