At the moment, I really get what it means to have a lot on your plate. I move houses in two weeks, have to take care of my company, and at the same time, there is another private project that I have to manage. Especially when requirements come from different angles stress levels increase.
But I am also sure that you can always take care, so stress doesn’t have to overwhelm you. Here are a couple of things I do for myself when it’s getting too much:
Lists and reminders:
What really annoys me when I have a lot on my plate is that open tasks jump into my mind all the time: „Oh, I have to remember that.“. Therefore I got used to writing down anything that comes to mind immediately or to set a reminder on my phone. That way, I can forget about it and am reminded when it’s due.
Taking care of small things immediately:
If something only takes one to five minutes to finish, I do it at once. This way, I hardly notice it. Whereas if I have to add it to my todo-list, it becomes a task and feels heavier immediately. Many small tasks add up to something that needs way more time. And if you are honest, you always find a couple of minutes here and there, don’t you?ujiojhojkklkökökökö