If I could share one piece of advice that I believe is pretty pertinent I would say “Don’t beat yourself up.” I know you’re thinking you’ve bit off more than you can chew and maybe you have. Just remember to keep chewing and take smaller bites as you move along.
Good advice for dieting, good advice for life in general.
Don’t spend too much time looking at the big picture. Getting the big picture is important to long term success. However, if don’t break things down to manageable chunks you will find yourself overwhelmed.
You know how you get when you are overwhelmed. Cranky, depressed, and feeling like there is no hope. There is always hope. Don’t allow yourself to become paralyzed. Put one foot in front of the other, put one word after the other, and read one more line. Even if, especially if you don’t feel like doing it. I’m not saying you should always force yourself if you hit a mental roadblock, but nine times out of ten that push against yourself will put you on the road to action.
In the end you may make mistakes, learn from them. In the end you may find success, learn from it as well. Never stop learning.
Don’t neglect God, your family, or your friends. They will be the glue that holds your sanity together when your world is falling apart. Your career and hobbies can wait.