When I'm overwhelmed, I tend to do one of two extremes: 1. nothing 2. everything
Neither of those options help me one bit. If I don't do anything, I continue to get more and more overwhelmed, and stressed. If I try to do everything at once, I get terrible headaches, stress, cognitive fatigue, and a whole number of things. I crash and burn.
I'm learning to GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION to go at my own pace. It's OKAY to work slowly. It's OKAY to take breaks.
This gets rid of a LOT of stress, because if I do one tiny thing, then rest all day long, I'm still on track! I'm still doing great! There is HOPE to get things done!! Sometimes, the only thing we can do is rest... and that's okay too. It's all part of the process.