I have always believed that stress and tension is just a state of mind and I have most of the time trumped over it. But lately I have been feeling this over hampered feeling which isn’t exactly stress but my every growing to do list that seems un-ending. There are so many things I have to do and so less time available.
I tried dealing with the over burdening by listing down but it did nit helps as my brain breaks these list in to small parts that needed to be done and I feel exhausted.
Another thing I thought would help was prioritizing. Somehow this just isn’t working for me. I read and work through one to find out that the other has a more pressing need. Well right now my head is a tornado of things to be done and no idea how to stop this storm of work to push me in to anxiety or stress.
To start with I wish I had a magic stick. I know the solution to this might be starting to work on the tasks but how do you all deal with this weighing down feeling?
2 thoughts on “Over Burdened”
You have to start somewhere and putting it onto paper really is the first step. If you don’t, your mind will constantly wonder about “all the things you need to do”, while as you write them down and make a plan, you can tell yourself you’re “working on it.” It should give some relief (it works for me).
And when listing things down (I still think this is the best way, sorry), try to schedule them in, but say, no more than 3 tasks a day. Or something. Don’t forget you can’t be working non-stop and your mind needs to relax in order to stay focussed. Alternate big tasks with smaller tasks so you work on important projects while finishing off simpler ones as well (this gives a feeling of achievement and will boost your motivation).
I know this is not what you want to hear, but it’s the best way to get things in perspective, sorry 😦
Also, not sure if this is possible in your case, maybe you could ask for help on dealing with some of the items on your to-do list? Or can you cut “smaller tasks” off from it?
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Thank you Samantha for this really nice advice. Strangely someone else gave me same suggestion. So I will take this and do exactly the same. 🙂 I can’t cut any task as yet but I can delay few less time constrained work. Which I think will keep my focus and I won’t feel drowning in work.
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