I received some great advice from a long-term friend on what to do when you can’t handle the stress.
Sometimes, it’s hard to stay focused. We have so much to do, so many things to accomplish. That’s especially true during the holidays. By trying to do too much, or by looking down the road to far, we become overwhelmed. We stress out. We freeze up. We make the problem worse.
If you’re feeling like your treading water or juggling too many assignments, the problem is most likely that you’re trying to do too much; rather than not enough. Slow yourself down. Ask yourself, “What ONE thing will I do RIGHT NOW that I will complete?” Then, complete it BEFORE you move on to anything else.
At times, it feels like there’s too much to do, so you feel overwhelmed, opting to do nothing. Instead, give yourself a 10-minute break. Do something else. Decide again later. Give yourself a break, both literally and figuratively.
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