When we get overwhelmed with too much on our plate, our instincts tell us to work faster.
Work faster and pay for it with increased anxiety, headaches and the feeling of helplessness.
Slowing down has the opposite effect.
It takes discipline but forcing yourself to actually go slower means you are more focused. Instead of feeling slammed, you begin to feel like you are accomplishing something.
But what about all those things that are overwhelming you?
At a slower pace, instead of frantically trying to keep up, you begin to ask “is this critical”, “do I need to do it”, “do I need to do it today?”
Less may be more, but slower is less stressful and more effective no matter how many things are overwhelming you.