Focus

If you want to get more done, give yourself less time to work.

Energy

Often overwhelm is really blocked energy. I may say I have no time to respond to emails, but if the President emailed me, I’d respond immediately.

Mistakes

When you make a mistake, fix it quickly. Waiting only makes things worse.

Sit With It

When overwhelmed with tasks, it’s good to sit and give the mind a break. Your unconscious will resolve the conflict, eventually telling you what must be done and what should be let go. It just needs space to sort it out, like how—when sleeping without an alarm—your mind wakes you up when you should arise.