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The Brutal Truth You Need to Accept If You Want to Stop Feeling Constantly Overwhelmed

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We Feel Overwhelmed

Many of us have accumulated so many books and articles and podcasts we want to consume that it is impossible to get through them all.

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Too Many Needles

Some say we need to find better ways of mining the nuggets of gold from the internet's infinite pile of possibilities.

Others disagree: "It isn't filter failure. It's filter success. In a world of infinite information, the better you get at sifting the wheat from the chaff, the mor...

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Memento Mori

This isn't just true of content. It's also true of things to learn, professional opportunities to pursue, people to meet, etc.

Thanks in part to technology, we're now deluged by endless possibilities for how to spend our time, but this problem predates the internet.

Feeling li...

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Acceptance is the Solution

The only way to deal with a too-many-needles problem is to confront the fact that it's insoluble - that you definitely won't be fitting everything in.

You have to take a stab at deciding what matters most, among your various creative passions/life goals/responsibilities.

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Liberation

Giving up on getting it all done is liberating.

"There's no point beating yourself up for failing to clear a backlog (of unread books, undone tasks, unrealized dreams) that it was always inherently unfeasible to clear in the first place," notes Burkeman.

Face this dif...

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