overwhelmed… too many tabs open…

Mental illness quote: Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.:

I do BOTH (too many things in succession too fast AND one thing too exclusively) and feel like this is what contributes to my current state of feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed (or mad). This, in conjunction with my OCD personality and high expectations, makes life feel like it’s spiraling out of control… and a brain that feels like it’s going to explode…

Image of My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open:


Blog Recommendations: Framework 21 and Brainwaves For Leaders

I recently started following Daniel Montano’s blog Framework 21 and have loved what I’ve seen so far. Daniel’s blog includes posts on neuroscience, cognitive sciences, health technology, entrepreneurship, and systems thinking. He includes book and podcast recommendations and articles he finds interesting with links on his blog.



Through one of his posts, I was introduced to Brainwaves For Leaders, which is another blog that seems like it was made just for me. Brainwaves for Leaders presents leadership theories backed by neuroscience, cognitive sciences, psychology, sociology, and business development strategies to improve performance, efficiency, productivity, and human relations.


Both blogs excite me and help define my visions for the future!

daily prompt: sixteen tons + personality types

A day late daily prompt, but better late than never.  Plus, I wanted to share an enlightening exercise re: personality types (and how they relate to career choices).

Daily Prompt: Sixteen Tons – How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between?

A few months ago, I made one of the hardest decisions in my life.  To quit my job.

I recently posted about being a guest contributor where I wrote about my journey to new beginnings and how this decision has lead to priceless enrichment.

This brings me to my next related topic: personality types.  I am a true believer in experimenting and trying things out for yourself.  You never know until you try.  However, I also believe that certain personality traits, either blatantly or subliminally, help or hinder success, enjoyment, efficiency, etc.

Chris over at 61 Musings posted about personality tests that you can take to determine your personality type.  I opted for the free test.  Results classified me as an INTJ (Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging), although it did say I showed “moderate” preference for each characteristic (33% preference of introversion over extraversion, 38% preference of intuition over sensing, 25% preference of thinking over feeling, and 33% preference of judging over perceiving).  As a side note, I took a similar test a few months ago and at that time, I was classified as an INTP.  Interesting.  Chris also provides links to another site that creates those wonderful heads full of characteristics and stressors for each type.  Here are the heads for my type: