My Steps for Dealing with Feeling Overwhelmed
Lauren Davis returns to the show to ask me three questions.
If you were making so much money you couldn’t spend it all, what causes would you give your money to?
My focus would be to help fund foundations and friends groups that support parks. My time as a park ranger helped me realize what benefit parks are to communities. Most parks are underfunded, understaffed and falling behind. If I had the money to do so, I would fund organizations that work in parks and conversation.
How do you deal with feeling overwhelmed and stressed?
Usually, I have several projects going on at the same time. If it begins to feel overwhelming, I select one project and get everything else out of my way.
My next step is to take a big task and break it down into as many steps as possible. First, I write down the end result I need. Then I list every possible step it would take. Break it down to as many small steps as possible. Once I have all of the steps written down I pick the next right step and I do it.
In 40 years what do you think you will be the most nostalgic about?
Without a doubt, I will look back at the time my kids lived at home and feel it was the time I was on top of the world. We spend more time with our kids when they are adults than when they are kids.