Overwhelmed? Create Baby-Step Goals.
Recently, I created a plan that was hopelessly flawed.
It was flawed because every single day contained far more than I could realistically complete.
Consequently, even if I got quite a lot done during the day, I felt I'd fallen short by the end - as I wouldn't have managed everything on my list.
So, I cut it right back. I cut it back further than I thought was necessary.
What happened? Well, not only did I manage to achieve those things on my list each day, but I managed to achieve more than I had been previously following the over-ambitious plan.
I think often when we feel too overwhelmed with the things we have planned, it can stop us in our tracks. Suddenly we don't feel able to do any of it and just put it off.
Whereas, if you create a schedule that seems completely manageable and not at all scary, you may trick your brain into doing 10 x more than you would otherwise.
I guess everyone is different in this respect, but this is something that's helped me recently.