How to Succeed When You Are Overwhelmed with Too Much To Do?

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8 thoughts on “How to Succeed When You Are Overwhelmed with Too Much To Do?

  1. vondaskelton says:

    I love your daughter’s plan. Especially the nap part. 🙂

    In reality, when I get stressed with too much to do, I either simply run faster or I go into defiance and don’t do anything…both of which tend to get me in trouble. I keep thinking “If I can just get through (insert whatever upcoming deadline is approaching), things will slow down.” The problem is there’s always another critical deadline approaching. :-/

    But instead of whining, I must remember to be thankful that God has blessed me in my business/ministry.

  2. When I’m overwhelmed, I’ve learned to reschedule seemingly insignificant things that are in my control. This has been an act of faith on my part – trusting that when I’m obedient in re-prioritizing commitments I can control, God will give me the wisdom and strength in pressing commitments I can’t control.
    When I do this, I’m amazed at how God works in unexpected ways to lighten the burden I’ve been carrying.

    • Hello Jodi. Your rescheduling according to priorities sounds smart. It’s amazing how much the immediate over shadows the important.

    • Naps are good. But they are better when we have some sense of even a little accomplishment. Glad to have you join us and keep up the great work!

  3. Robin, great post! I too am feeling overwhelmed right now with the amount of work that I want to get done and sometimes it fries my brain! When I have a lot of stuff on my list I break it down like this:
    1. Go through the list and put each item into a category of A, B, and C. A being the highest priority/most urgent.
    2. Then I break down the A’s into 2 more categories. I rank A1 as something that needs to be done immediately because it directly relates to whether or not I will generate an income from that specific task and A2s as items that can be done in 5 minutes or less.

    I tackle A1s and A2s right off the bat and everything else seems to fall into place from there!

    • Katie, you are spot on with getting stuff done. It always seems hardest to just get started when there’s so much to do. I love your:

      A1 (get paid stuff) and
      A2 (stuff that takes only 5 minutes).

      I’m going to try that in the morning! Thanks for your comment of wise tips!