Do one thing at a time! Take one step at a time! Don't bite more than you can chew!
These are phrases that we have heard at one stage in our lives or if you haven't heard it yet then it might be coming your way soon!
In a generation where there is so much information constantly being thrown at you, there seems to be this pressure in society to do as much as you can as soon as you can but the overall question remains...'how do I do it all at once?'
I retaliate this question with 'Who says you need to do everything at the same time, you are not an Octopus!'
If you put pressure on yourself to do more than you can handle then you will soon become overwhelmed. If you feel overwhelmed already then it's time to go back to ABC - the basics - tell yourself to literally take it one step at a time.
There is a way to master the ability to do multiple activities/tasks but the only way to do this is to prioritise. If you don't learn to put something down when the weight is too heavy then you'll end up dropping everything you once held up so well.
The thing is, life will throw many balls at you that you will need to juggle but remember, the juggler himself mastered the ability to focus on one ball first, then the second ball prior to his ability to focus on 10 balls or more at the same time.
The master was once a beginner, no one has all the answers but the journey of daily discovery makes it all worthwhile.
Find your focal points, if you want to finish reading a book, while writing a dissertation and you've got a job interview - then prioritise. If you want to be a make up artist, while being a full time Lawyer and studying, then build yourself around a schedule that will not compromise your strength but will enable you to get each task done successfully.
It would be great to jump up five stairs all at the same time but chances are that you will fall and hurt yourself. The same applies if you tried to eat more food than your throat would allow you to swallow, you will feel unpleasant and might even end up choking.
To be successful in many areas of your life you must first of all master one before acquiring the other. I don't really believe in the saying 'Jack Of All Trades - Master Of None' I believe that you can do as much as you teach yourself to do but you have to learn/practice/master one thing at a time. Grow at your own pace and don't put too much pressure on yourself!
Psalm 128:2 - You will eat from the work of your hands; you will be happy, and it will go well for you.