I am a major to do list writer.Almost every 24 hours (with many editing notes and check marks in between) I like to dump out my busy to do list banging around in my head on paper . Yep , a spiral notebook that seems to be easier to get stuff down faster than ANY digital means. That, along with my personal life hacker tracker and I can actually have a better grip on where my illusions of grandeur wish list of dos end, and reality of what gets done begins. But the best part of the overwhelm that really seems to get me back on track ? After the mid day review… I usually take a 30 minute to 1 hour meditation/nap break that most Hard to do in lots of work situations. I know. I used to close the blinds and lie under my desk with the door closed in my studio years ago 🙂 I have also been know to tell clients I need to go away for 30 minutes to hide and regroup during a long day shoot.
Kind of like starting a new day, mid day ! What you read about meditation is all true. Doing nothing really does help getting lots of stuff done, with much more clarity!
So say no to those wasted attempts to finding something left in that tired brain and say yes to checking out . Hope it helps you too.