Like playing tennis

In a game of tennis, returning the ball again and again is repetitive, but not overwhelming. It is the whole point of the game. Sure, you hit a few balls well and you miss a few. But when you’re playing, you look forward to the ball bounding across for your next stroke.

Here’s how you can instantly overwhelm a tennis player – give them two opponents, with each of them lobbing balls into the court.

Our lives are an endless strings of incoming tasks. But there is no need to feel overwhelmed by them, as long as we accept them and accomplish them one at a time. The root cause for stress is to try and do two things at once.

Inspiration: Sam Harris

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