This “too” shall pass. I am saturated. Too much information. Too many meetings. Too many tips. Too many infographics. Too many experts. Too many communities. Too many white papers. Too many updates. Too many tasks. Too many things to remember. I can’t engage because there is no capacity for absorption.
Saturation defined. The formal definition of saturation is: The state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added. But let’s not rest or rely on formalities. Saturation numbs, scatters the mind, and leaves a dull headache that throbs a hint of something missed or forgotten.
Dissipation through awareness. It is time to dissipate this saturation not by reading a time management book, writing a to-do list, or slumbering into an afternoon escapist nap that stretches until the next morning. I dissipate saturation not by using expectation and demand to squeeze myself like a dripping sponge but by taking one breath and accepting saturation by writing a short meditation on the experience.
Nudge. I feel less drippy and ready to re-engage with the vital work before me. I recognize the power of reflective writing to nudge myself through saturation and I celebrate impermanence for informing me that even the weight and numbness of saturation evaporates.