The other day, I was trying to explain to someone what it's like to live inside my head when I'm faced with too many obligations. I think I came up with a pretty good description.
Imagine that you are standing still in the center of a tilt-a-whirl. Each one of your obligations with all of it's corresponding steps are spinning around you and you have to grab all the steps for a given obligation in the correct order. The more obligations there are, the faster it spins until everything is just a blur.
That is what it is like to live inside my head. Faced with that situation, I become paralyzed.