A Practical Plan for When You Feel Overwhelmed

by Peter Bregman

We’ve all experienced it: that feeling that we’ve got so much to do—not only in our work lives but also in our personal lives—that there’s just no chance we can get it all done. And certainly not done on time. Right now, I’m feeling completely overwhelmed by my to-do list.

On top of my regular client work, I have to design and facilitate three strategy off-site meetings, review my publisher’s edits of my next book, and prepare and deliver a TEDx talk—all in a month. And then, of course, there’s my weekly blog.

Just to be clear, I’m not complaining. I feel incredibly fortunate to be so busy doing work I love. Still, it can be overwhelming.

And here’s the crazy part. I just spent ...

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