Having lots to do has always been my preference. Sure, I like space to explore and dream in the work day, but I’d rather be slammed than slow. But with that, there can creep in many feelings of being overwhelmed, of weight pressing down on you, of being paralyzed because you aren’t sure where to start. Which is not good. And while the amount of work to be done is very real, a lot of how it gets tackled is up to how how you look at it.
A little momentum can be go. Some minor wins. A few things that get accomplished, however small they may be. The outlook on the day/week/month can then shift. That shift from seeing the amount of work to be done as a huge boulder to be pushed around senselessly to a mound of clay ready to be molded and shaped with your own blood, sweat, and tears, well that can make all the difference in the world.
When the shift happens, no longer are you buried under the weight. Instead you are a master of your own destiny, taking on the work that needs to be done and making sure it gets done right. You are in control, you are not being pummeled, you are ready for all of this, and then some.