I hate having a lot of things on my plate. For example, getting MacPerl 5.6.1r2 released, working on MacPerl 5.8, and working on the port of the Mac:: modules. So what I've been doing lately is putting off work on the latter until the former is done.
What happens is that I end up more sane, but work happens more slowly.
To me, however, it is worth it.