An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education focused on dealing with the variety of tasks in the life of professorship makes sense for anyone who feels like they are overwhelmed.
The Chronicle: Career Network: 12/16/2003
I resisted doing careful planning for years because I feared life would become rigid and dull. But in fact, I find that planning my priorities and controlling my time frees me to think creatively and have more fun.
[thanks to elearnspace blog]
And, as I learned last night from Donald Norman, when people are relaxed and comfortable, they are more creative.