I have discovered a tool that has been very helpful to me. Instead of being overwhelmed I try to work at a task for 20 minutes. My watch has a timer feature that repeats itself.
I have found the following tasks to be able to become nearly completed in this alloted time frame: a quick run, walking Smudge, a workout video, a shower, a nap, cleaning a room, reading my Bible, calling a few friends, making a batch of muffins, helping with homework, a trip to and from town, an adult conversation, reading a story, making a quick meal, folding laundry, checking email, and cleaning bathrooms. I often remind myself that finished is better than perfect. My days seem to be divided into 72 segments! OK... My timer is now alarming and I am off to another task. ;)