When tasks overwhelm, sometimes it’s because the brain cannot cope with all the inputs and stays stuck on the fact that there’re so many inputs, so many consequences and so many possible outcomes.

So breaking down the tasks into the smallest possible bit can help. It can be as simple as taking out a pen. Or changing the environment just a little.

And it also means we can stop where we can’t proceed. Because at least that little was done for now.

For now, that’s good enough.