Every once in a while there is a chance to do ‘too much’. A series of events fall in a compressed timeframe and the opportunity exists to push ourselves beyond what we might consider reasonable. Two races overlap, conferences in two cities, travel itineraries, or meetings. What I have discovered is that I enjoy participating in the frenzy of activity when it renforces my belief. Flying overnight to a conference to only return the next evening for an engagement is energizing when my purpose is strengthened. Racing on Saturday and Sunday, even when my legs tell me they have no interest in moving Sunday morning. Connecting with a series of individuals in short sessions that are scheduled one after another. It is not be confused with multi-tasking because each activity is take one at a time, there is just another event to follow immediately after.
International travel with a short duration in a new city holds the same spark. See what you can and then sit back on the departing train or flight and allow it to soak in completely. Take a deep breath and feel the transformation.
Too much is when there are no reasonable moments to pause. But an energized period of action in an interval that expands our understanding of our capabilities and ou beliefs.