In the book “Getting things done”, David Allen mentions having a mind like water. When a pebble is dropped into a pond, it creates a reaction called a ripple and this ripple is in direct proportion to the size of the pebble. The water doesn’t overreact or under-react to the pebble but it reacts perfectly to the pebble and then comes back to clam again. This is the first step in creating boundaries for all your areas of life.
When a pebble gets dropped into your pond don’t overreact or under-react but give it the attention it deserves and then move on. Back to calm, ready for the next pebble.