When you get overwhelmed (you know when it happens), ask yourself this question: “Have I bitten off more than I can chew, or am I just having an ‘off’ day?” Here is the good news (and there is no bad news). You can and will recover from either one. If you bite off more than you can chew, do what you can, and don’t worry about the rest. It will get done eventually, and you should learn from the experience. Either get help, or say no. If you’re just having an “off” day, relax…turn off the phones…look out your window…drink hot tea…take a bubble bath as soon as possible with a cup of hot chocolate…or, if you prefer, exercise (yes, it can work as well as chocolate). All is not lost! Remember your blood pressure, take a deep breath, and get on with it. It’s life…it happens…and only you can control your reaction.