I'm overambitious. I spread myself too thin and it's crazy-making. Now what?
At least by some standards,
I'm over-ambitious. I used to take pride in being a person of many interests and an unending string of (mostly partly-finished) projects. As time goes on, I more clearly see the downsides of an endless cycle of ambitions: skepticism from friends, a lack of connection to the present moment (to desire something different is to reject what you have, that kind of thing), a decreased ability to distinguish true goals from fleeting ones, etc.
Once you realize you're at a point of "overambition," how do you get used to the actual scope of your life? What rituals, frameworks, habits, etc. help ground you in what you have going right now? I am pursuing meditation as one route, and also have always loved going on long walks, which seems to fit into this somehow or other. But yes, anything that's more about routines, practices of wellness, goal-setting without crazy-making goalsetting, etc. would be much appreciated!
(As special-snowflake details: I have a full-time job and am applying to masters programs next year, which are what I consider my big, solid commitments. I am teaching a community ed class, hosting a weekly radio show, and taking a meditation course, which I consider firm commmunity commitments. I volunteer for a homeless shelter, have a game night, and am part of a creative writing group, which are less firm but personally fulfilling obligations. I also have any number of personal project-sized ambitions: learn more on guitar, make radio documentaries, etc. Right now I feel mooostly balanced, but I do need to deliberately carve out a bunch of time on weekends to do nothing in order to not enter spirals of franticness)