Do you have those days when the list of things you need to get done seems to grow like Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk? So huge that it is too much to look at and instead of doing anything you turn into a mindless zombie starting into space. At least that is how I feel some days.
Consider this: think about the Titanic and it's demise at the hand of that massive block of ice called an iceberg. Imagine that instead of one enormous chunk of ice, it was billions of small ice-cubes like those in your fridge. The same volume of ice, but teeny tiny parts.
What would have happened? The Titanic would have sailed right on through and everyone would have lived happily ever after. Except for those who liked the movie, as they would have missed out on Leo and Kate's onscreen romance.
You can apply this idea to your daily life - when you are feeling trapped by things you need to do, write them down on a piece of paper. Then take your trusty scissors and cut them into their own little squares. Look at all the little pieces together and notice how you feel - tense? overwhelmed? Now pick up one square, hold it out in front of you and consider it on it's lonesome. It seems much easier right? Like a task that is achievable.
Congratulations, you have just turned your Hulk back into Bruce Banner.