There are days that I come into the office and have so many things to do, I get so overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. This feeling paralyzes me to the point that I can’t do anything; I don’t know where to start so I don’t start at all. Have you ever experienced this? I’ve found that the following helps:
1. Write down all of your tasks. It is helpful to have a concrete to-do list, and it also serves to clear your mind. Putting it on paper de-clutters your brain, and you will often find that you feel an immediately decrease in stress.
2. Just start with something. Pick a task on your list and just do it. Jump right in! When you are done with that task, go to the next.
I find that when I write down all my tasks and then just do them, I finish them all much quicker than I ever thought beforehand. Knowing you have 10 or more things to do can do can be overwhelming and intimidating, but if you organize your thoughts and tackle one at a time, you accomplish them all.