Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. There are so many things I want to achieve. I want to be the best at everything. I want to do 10000 affirmations each day. I want to meditate for 1 hour. I want to become a top 1000 tennis pro. I want to have the best channel on YouTube. I want to get all of this done. All this overwhelms me. So I end up doing nothing. I fall asleep from overwhelm. I surf the news from overwhelm. I check out videos on overwhelm. There are signals for overwhelm. They are the habits that kill your productivity. There are days you are never in flow. People approach overwhelm in different ways. Some people will use force to grind through everything. One of the most effective ways to deal with overwhelm is to meditate for one hour each day. On days that are busy, meditate for two hours. It sounds counter intuitive. But you only have 24 hours in a day, and 16 hours of waking time. Of those hours, at most 90 minutes is used efficiently every day. It’s better to have one efficient 6 hour day every week than to grind it out for 16 hours each day for 7 days. If I really focus, I can churn out entire scripts for videos in 3 hours. If I’m not focused, that same task will take 3 weeks. Every now and then, I want to go polyphasic. But I know that if I do, I will get overwhelm from inability to focus. I’ve tried it, and it will make me a zombie for a week, and if I succeeded, I’d realize that quality of my waking hours is the most important. So it’s OK to be twiddling your thumbs for 16 hours a day, doing busy work. It’s even better to work hard for 3 hours each day, and relax for the other 21. The greatest entrepreneurs get more done before 9 am Monday morning than most people do in a week. That would give me hours upon hours of time to relax. The key to overcoming overwhelm is not to grind it out minute after minute 7 days a week. It’s to hop on an escalator for 3 hours a day, and then be OK with not getting anything done for the other 21 hours.