"If only I had more time..." How often do you say this to yourself in the course of one day? I'd wager more than once. In our recent survey, "What Does Stress Look Like to You?" 40 percent of respondents said they would feel less stressed if they had more time. And 30 percent said they haven't addressed their stress because they don't have the time. Talk about a catch-22.
What you're experiencing here, of course, is a scarcity of time. Partly this is a simple fact of life -- there are only 24 hours in the day. The rub is that you can fall into a difficult and draining mental trap when you experience prolonged scarcity.