I used to say this all the time.
I was convinced if I had a few more hours I could finally get everything done.
I was drowning in the phone calls, interruptions, emails, consults and undone charts
My to-do list was never ending
I marked one thing off and 5 more things got added
Working late into the night. Waking up early the next morning. Trying to just catch up.
Despite my best efforts, nothing changed and I was drowning under the piles of work and deadlines.
Constantly running late from one place to the next.
My mind was spinning with what still needed to be done and where I was supposed to be.
I was always thinking of the next thing and could never even relax and enjoy my time with family and friends
I thought if I could just work harder I would finally get it all done
I would finally be able to relax and breathe. I would finally be able to enjoy my life.
I thought it would all be better when I finished residency.
When I finished that assignment. When I finished the next task.