i am easily overwhelmed. i tend, in innocent excitement, to sign up for too much, then panic when i think i can't do it all. or at least, can't do it all perfectly -- my first choice, or even very well -- my second choice. i am frequently tempted to quit everything; and yet i hate the thought of quitting anything. thus: lots of inner turmoil.
one strategy that i'm attempting to use in order to have more balance in my life (and in my mind), is to just give full attention to what i am doing at the moment and do the best i can... even if what i'm doing is not what i wish i could be doing, even if my best doesn't match my ideals. i am specifically trying to focus more on enjoying, and less on evaluating whatever i am doing. that's all.