I don’t know if you are like me, but sometimes there seems to be just too much going on. For me that’s always a bit of a dichotomy; as I enjoy having varied interests and am pretty good at multitasking. However, there are times when it just gets a little out of control.
Chaos around deadlines are usually the things that inform you of when there is a need to do some reprioritization. If you are in danger of missing them, or making them happens requires too many 18 hour days, or you don’t seem to have any leisure time available, these are the warnings.
Just as we are taught in good project management to deal with “balancing resources” and keeping things on track, we sometimes should remind ourselves that we need to do this for ourselves as well. If we don’t, others (like a spouse), may remind you anyway.