Another technique from Ask and it is Given I've started trying: In my daily to-do lists, I separate my tasks into two groups. The first is what I want to do, and includes all the absolute essential things I plan on finishing no matter what. The rest I put under another heading, What I'd Like The Universe To Do, and this is the less important things that I'd love to do if some time opened up. The idea is by reducing my own list, it's much less stressful to simply focus on those, and if the universe provides and I have enough time to get to the tasks on the other side, that's a bonus! I tried it out yesterday to great success, and just finished writing out the next one for today.