Sometimes the answer to "Is this really necessary?" is "Yes, but not right now." What is the most important thing you need to do today? Reset your calendar and reprioritize. Getting stuff done is fine, but getting the right stuff done is what really matters.
10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed
When it comes to getting things done, options aren’t always a good thing. When everything is a possibility, it actually becomes harder to make the right choice (or any choice at all). Meanwhile, when we place a constraint on ourselves, it can become much easier to get something done.
Efficiency does not necessarily guarantee effectiveness . Getting more done is not an accurate barometer for measuring your impact. Consider whether you’re being effective in achieving what you actually want. Think about what it is you’re really seeking and what might be the most direct path to get it. Then realize that sometimes doing less can actually pave the path to experiencing more—more satisfaction, more ease, and even more effectiveness.