Stop. Whatever you’re doing right now; please, just stop.
I need you to take two deep breaths. I need you to take four steps back. Look at the scene in front of you. Look at the problem you’re trying to tackle. Perhaps you’ve just joined a new company and you’re trying to figure out what to do. Or maybe you just started a new relationship, and are overwhelmed by all of the potential paths forward. Maybe you’re analyzing a marketing campaign, or doing a review of a product you’re working on.