You need regular downtime

If you miss meetings, always feel rushed, don’t know where the time goes in the day, or experience other indications of being overwhelmed, consider scheduling some slack during your day. If you book your day 100% every day, you’re always going to be overwhelmed.

Or, worse, if you treat yourself as a worker attached to a queue of never ending tasks, you’re always going to feel overwhelmed. In this case, at least schedule some time for the worker to be offline. The queue will be there when you come back. You need a maintenance window to recoup.

Take a walk, watch some TV, take a nap, read a book, call a loved one, meditate, eat lunch without working or thinking about work. Give your mind a chance to reset.