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How can I keep everything from piling up?

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Last Updated: 02/05/2018 at 11:20am
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Top Rated Answers
HeyItsHeather
July 4th, 2015 1:45am
I make a list. Whenever I write it, there's always less that I actually have to do than I thought. It helps you become so much more organized instead a million thoughts racing at once. I deal with anxiety and over think everything. This really helps me and let's me breathe.
creativeLime42
January 25th, 2015 8:49pm
Make a list of what needs to be done. Then prioritise the items on the list and set realistic deadlines. If like me you are one to get easily distracted, set yourself reminders ahead. Make it a point to strike through each task when done. The sense of achievement that comes with each strike through is motivation in itself to get through the next task. For repetitive tasks, like checking work related emails / phone messages - set aside a times during the day, when all that you do is that. In addition to those, make it a point to set aside at least 0.5 day in a week for yourself - 'YOU' time - during which you do whatever pleases you. Let me know how you get on!
starryRiver83
February 16th, 2015 10:08pm
Try to organise everything rationally. It is easy for people to think 'oh I have a million things to get done, which I need to do today' instead of thinking 'ok well if I do these few things today, and then these tomorrow and so on.' If you set too many things for yourself and then don't complete it in the time period you set, it won't matter how much you have done, you will still be feeling negative about it because you haven't completed it all. So think rationally.
DipityEnigma
April 16th, 2015 3:15pm
The question could be referring to just about anything. If you're meaning feelings, write in a diary, talk to someone or even talk to yourself out loud to make your feelings appear more real to yourself. If you mean life in general, try to think about the things that bother you the most, write them down and try to think about the ways that you can stop these things from piling up.
HeavenlyEnergy55
June 15th, 2015 10:50am
There are a number of things you could do, from talking to someone you trust to just crying them out to get it over with. In my opinion I believe talking about it helps the most.
Anonymous
June 22nd, 2015 1:18am
I make a to-do list most days. And, I keep a post-it note pad by my bed in case I think of something to add to it. Then, in the morning, I decide the order for the to-do list: most important to least important and try to do as much as I can.
Anonymous
July 28th, 2015 10:13am
Make a list - A list of realistic and achievable goals and dreams, a list of what is keeping you from achieving it, and a list of methods to work around it and accomplish your goals.
cherishedJet13
August 18th, 2015 2:02pm
Talk to someone. Vent to someone just spill everything out so it doesn't bottle up inside and then explode one day because they is bad
MusicMajor
September 29th, 2015 8:56pm
Emotionally speaking, I find a wonderful way to keep my emotions from piling up is to journal. I just write things down and why I am feeling them,my thoughts, and a lot more! I personally do this digitally on my computer, but some people prefer pen and paper! If you are speaking on a physical way of a lot of tasks to do, try managing your time with an agenda or planner! I personally sit down every Sunday and try to plan out the week as best as possible, making sure that I prioritize my tasks so that I know what needs to be will get done! Hope this helped! "\ml/"
GeeListener
June 20th, 2016 4:12pm
Try to plan your time and the things you need to do. Write down on the deadlines you have (whether college, work or household) and then schedule your time around them. Prioritise. If you have a 2 week plan then you can schedule the things you need to do and if you do not complete something on a given day you can see where you have availability to do it elsewhere. But also remember to have time for yourself and schedule time to do things you enjoy so you don't end up being too stressed. Balance is everything.
genuineAerial85
June 27th, 2016 3:20am
Hello! It sounds like you're feeling pretty stressed. Was there any particular event that caused this?
Anonymous
September 13th, 2016 5:40am
Finish you work everyday before you sleep. If you really cant, make a daily to do list to plan your time wisely so that you can tackle your task efficiently
Armanta
December 5th, 2016 12:25pm
One way could be to talk things out with people, especially one to one with a listener here on 7 cups. Alternatively if you don't find talking particularly easy you could always try keeping a diary/journal, it doesn't have to be a written one in particular it could be a picture diary, where you draw what you feel. You could scribble anything you like just to help get some emotion out. Basically getting the emotions out of your system particularly anger is a good way to stop things piling up. Art, Writing, Physical exertion, music, those sorts of things will all help with this; it's just about finding the one that works best for you :)
Anonymous
September 5th, 2017 3:31am
Make a list. I am a huge believer in lists, there is something incredibly therapeutic in marking things off your to do list. Sit down and write out everything you need to do that day and take it one step at a time.
Sakshinamrta
December 18th, 2017 5:08pm
Do my work in pieces daily i.e a little bit everyday so it doesn't gets pile up together . I will follow this up by making plans and I am sure this will improve the quality and quantity both
Raine84
December 18th, 2017 9:13pm
Talk Talk Talk. I use my friends to be a sounding board when I am feeling especially overwhelmed. The trick though i think is being willing to let go of what it was after venting it. you can talk about anything, but if you don't let it go, then it is still there and gets built on next time you endure a hardship.
AjahnDreamer
February 5th, 2018 11:20am
Do and complete one thing at a time. The brain isn't capable of multitasking. When you do one thing at a time you do it efficiently.