When feeling rushed, pressured and overwhelmed, it sometimes helps to speak very slowly and softly. It can trick the nervous system into sending you more calming chemistry. As the chemistry kicks in, you'll start to feel better despite your heavy and demanding schedule. The opposite is also true however: the faster and louder you speak, the more anxious you'll start to feel, which will lead to an even more frantic and overwhelmed state. So help yourself: go slowly and quietly into your tasks.