Any university student will be familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed, and feeling like there is a lack of control.
Now, I would say that I am a very organised person: I organise how, and when, I am going to do something in order to make things easier for myself. That said, I am still struggling with the fact that I have three essays due later this week.
They are all planned — they just need to be written up and referenced. Despite this, I'm still feeling overwhelmed. The writing up of these essays will take a fair bit of energy and concentration by themselves. Then the referencing, I find really stressful. I had thought of literally scheduling time to do these two or three separate things; the writing, the editing, and the referencing. That said, it would be very helpful to hear about other people's experiences of the build-up of overwhelm, and the building of stress, as it comes closer to a deadline. I seem to feel quite stressed about the deadlines whether I'm organised or not (though being organised does help).