For those of you who don't have too tired eyes, and who can manage some wordiness, here is my time management vent for the day:Well, I've been reading some of the time management threads on here and realizing I'm in the same boat as others. I've been a new grad at this particular job for 5 months now. I work on a busy med-surg floor and on bad days like today, sometimes I wonder will I make it. Do I need to switch to a less fast-paced floor, but no matter where I go, I will always have the time management, prioritization, and think on my feet challenges. Today one of the experienced nurses, who is completely on my side, said that I spend too much time planning out my day when I need to just go do it. After going to allnurses for help, I thought I was making an improvement by writing down the meds for the day and trying to plan my day. Turns out I need to be like Nike and "Just do it". . Silliness aside though, I've realized that I am a slow to medium-speed processor. When I have 5 things to do at once, I can't go rush into action easily after mentally prioriitzing. I have to write down a plan (which takes awhile), try to go do each task, and recheck the computer, all the while not even timing myself to see how long it takes. By the time I write something down, it's too late and there goes the time. I realized today I must just go and do it. But my brain doesn't work that way. In counseling recently we discussed that I might have some minor adult ADD going on, where I can't divide up tasks into their respective times and see the big picture. I have anxiety already which fogs up my brain and slows me down, but I also might have some ADD slowing down the process as well. I tried to stop today and deep breathe to handle my anxiety, but my brain fog had already come over me, I was already beet red (which lasts for hours on me unfortunately), and I was already getting slower and "more stupid". I also lose what little common sense I have when this occurs. I find it hard to just connect 1 2 and 3, if that makes sense. I then start losing my supplies and papers, and realize oh that's right, I was supposed to be organized today. Well thanks for listening to my rant. I hope I can benefit tomorrow from "Just doing it".I do struggle with the 5 things thrown at you at once scenario. Our unit has a quick turnover rate, which means, I can have a scenario similar to this: I'm passing the morning meds. 30 minutes into my shift, I have 2 discharge orders written at the same time. Meanwhile that afternoon (after those rooms are clean and empty), I have 3 post-surgical admits within an hour, and 2 of those come within 5 minutes of each other. They both have a time-sensitive antibiotic due. These scenarios have happened to me before, and instead of getting those post-op tasks and assessments done within say, an hour, it takes me 2-3 hours. I'm still slow at getting the new patient settled. Then there goes any charting time I have and I don't get off work until 9 p.m. When you get those 2 new patients thrown at you, how can you breathe and do just one at a time? You can't wait 30 minutes to go see that second patient. Just wondering how some of ya'll handle those multiple new patients. Because it's pretty common on my unit.