For most, it is hard to find a model that is an exact detailed mirror of your life. This is because you are a unique individual and each situation has its own challenges. If conventional solutions don’t work for you, create one that is unique for your situation. Decide what the end result is that you are looking for and work towards that goal.
While even The Rest Stop doesn't have solutions to everything, but here is one idea for issues of time management, work overload, or issues with being overwhelmed. Try an exercise: Take a look a blank calendar. Put in only what you want to do for the month or week. How different does this look from your actual calendar? This can give you an idea of the tasks you might want to modify, get help with, or eliminate for now. It doesn’t have to be forever. Take a chance and change something you’ve never changed before. Consider resigning from an organizational duty that is adding undue stress to your life. Consider utilizing adjustable hours at work for certain days. When you find an answer that works for you, be consistent and stick with it. Change takes time.
Stress is often aggravated by long term sameness or feelings of being trapped in a given situation or position. Big changes, like earthquakes, don’t typically happen all at once but they are often initiated by smaller ones below the surface.
Sometimes, when there is time and space to think clearly, when the noise and fog is cleared away, the solution for you will present itself and can be heard. Your solution does not have to look like everyone else’s if it assists you.
Change is an attitude. Change is a choice. Initiate the change you seek. Circumstances may not change right away, but you can.
Identify a small change you made in the past that made a big difference.