An anxious mind is like being in an hamster wheel. Your running around panicking about all the things on your to do list but your so anxious you have no clue where to start. I’ve learned to write a morning journal and plan out my day ahead and then simplify these tasks into simple steps.
For example, today I felt overwhelmed because I had to get my wee one ready for school, get breakfast done, fire done, dog walked, school drop off, washing away, tidy up, clear dishes etc etc. When your anxious every single one of these tasks, though completely doable can suddenly feel too much. But break it down into simple steps and just focus on that one step until the task is done can really help.
When your anxious it can be hard to focus because as your doing one thing your mind is rattling off all the hundred and one things that you should be doing too. When this happens just breathe, count to 10, go back to the task at hand and then tick it off.