There is an old saying that I think must be true: If you want something done...give it to a busy person.
I remember the opening of a speech I gave about a decade ago that went something like this:
This last summer I traveled through 5 states with my family, attended an out of state conference, went camping in the mountains, spent a week at the beach, helped the hubby remodel the kitchen, hosted out of town visitors, participated on Portland to Coast race-walking team, sewed 70 rucksacks for my kid's middle school field study, and...
.....wrote a book.
As I recall, there were gasps of shock and awe. Looking back, I can see it was pretty darned impressive. Manic. A tad nuts. But, the point is, I did it. How? I forced myself to carve out time and discovered that a half hour here, an hour there, some late night scribbling, and some bleary-eyed mornings eventually added up to a manuscript.
So, if you're feeling a tad over-whelmed and way-too-busy, count yourself lucky. Chances are, you'll get 'er done.