Today I tried a different approach to my long standing, overwhelming to-do list.
I chose 3 to 5 things, and gave myself to them and only them, not the other 45 things I have stacked up. I also gave myself permission to say screw it to any of them if I really didn't want to do it.
Each time I finished, or got close enough, I went back to the impossible list and reevaluated. Then I picked a couple more (or not) and kept moving.
For today it worked, I got a surprising amount done.
Now I'm stitching a few stitches. Taking small bites.
Tomorrow it will be back to the dye lab for a few more experiments.