do you ever feel like there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done? i know i do at times. your endless to-do list weighs on your shoulders, and instead of becoming more productive, you become less. you feel stalled, tired, and worn out. when moments like this set in, i find it's best to, first and foremost, take a deep breath. when stress threatens, we tend to rush, and when we rush, our breath gets shallow. so, before you do anything else, just breathe, and notice how shifting your attention to your breath, shifts the experience in your body.
next, just focus on doing one thing. sure, there are 37 (and counting) to-dos on today's list, but what is one thing that will move you in the right direction that you can handle now? small consistent steps make a big difference in the long run.
so, instead of being overwhelmed by your onslaught of to-dos, just do one thing, and celebrate in accomplishing it. doing something is always better than doing nothing.