Stress occurs when you feel out of control. The easiest way for me to feel out of control is by not doing all the things I need to. By this I don’t mean blowing deadlines. I mean all the other things that I put off while I’m working on a deadline. Bookkeeping; that annoying little project for a “friend” that you know will only take you half an hour but you can’t bring yourself to start it; cleaning out the inbox; getting through that “stuff to scan” file, or the “Stuff to shred” pile… you know what I mean.