A major factor of feeling overwhelmed is having a large to-do list. We might accomplish 1 task, only to add 5 more to the list. That list is mixed with tasks that range from needing to get done, and wanting to get done if we can get to it. By choosing 3 things to get done in a day, it gives us a chance to mindfully prioritize important tasks and not worry about cleaning out the list. We may surprise ourselves and get more done than we actually thought.