The overwhelm can be worse than the backlog!

From my March 2001 newsletter

A client of mine discovered that the feelings of overwhelm can be more harmful than the fact of overwhelm itself. The feelings lead to stress, which makes one less productive. The less productive, the more work piles up. Bigger piles lead to more feelings of overwhelm, and the cycle repeats.

But what if the work really is manageable? How can one address the feeling of overcommitment and go ahead to get things done?

Getting a lot done is really a matter of doing one thing at a time, whether or not you stress. When the stress is from volume of work, locally reducing the volume can help the stress…

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Dealing with Overwhelm

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