I can't sit still. I have a really hard time sitting and doing next to nothing, whether it be to watch TV, read, even talk on the phone. My mind goes a million miles an hour, thinking about everything that I need to do, as well as everything I want to do. I just can't get the various projects I have out of my mind no matter what I do.
There are times when I should be relaxing to maintain my sanity. We can't just work all of the time, right? But every time I try I feel guilty that I'm not doing something productive.
I can't go to sleep at night because I have so many things that I want to do. And I'm only getting about 5-6 hours of sleep (or less) every night because I want to get back to work on different projects as soon as I can.
I find myself not taking time to eat. One "meal" a day is all I take time for, and even then it's only long enough to prepare whatever I eat (usually something quick, like cereal, or a sandwich) and eat while I'm doing something else.
I sometimes don't answer the phone when friends call, just because I'm right in the middle of an idea that I don't want to interrupt.
The funny thing about this is that none of this seems to be causing me any stress. Deadlines and pressure from people to finish other non-work-related projects cause some stress, but not any of the "work" I'm involved with.
Is this a mental illness?
(This is meant as a rhetorical question; I'm not asking for responses.)