The Twist in the Tail of Control
One of the problems of the control for stress relief urge is, for me, the focus on the long-tail of activity.
Unfortunately, when I’m in control-craving mode I seem to default to explode the light touch of the trusted system out too far. I want to process everything as quickly and as immediately as possible. I want shiny, spanky empty in-box. Yes I want everything managed and prioritised. But there’s a kick in of the need to get in control. To redress the balance of out-of-control.
I know it’s also about redressing the happiness balance and calming the mental and gut noise. But again, there’s that driver for control kicking-in. It’s a virtual auto-pilot of working for achievement. The multiple quick-wins that act as a placebo for solid action clearance.
But I still love it in a way.