Everything Must Get Done (and Nothing Does)!
Not all tasks are created equal; not all missions are critical. A perfectionist may have difficulty prioritizing actions. The amygdala is the part of the brain that helps you to notice the most important thing in your environment and to mobilize action. It focuses on threats and opportunities. It ignores the irrelevant. If everything is considered important, your brain is constantly on stressful alert. Pause and make a list of your tasks. What is most important? Distinguish a “must get done” versus “I would like to get done” versus “I could live without getting that done.”