When the world around you is changing quickly, you often end up feeling tired. Your feeling of tiredness is natural. We all work go through life using heuristics to help us through our day. A heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows us to complete actions without thinking too much about them. Whether you are brushing your teeth or driving your car, most of the time, you don’t think too much about it.

But when the world around you is constantly changing, or your project has some unexpected twists and turns, you can’t use your mental shortcuts anymore. You don’t have a template for how this crazy new world will work. Because you haven’t been here before, you don’t have any idea what shortcuts you can take to make life easier.

Thinking through every single option and possibility can make you very tired. Your mind has to consider many more paths than it was considering last week, and that can become exhausting. Allow yourself to be drained and make sure that you are resting. The world is changing quickly, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop moving forward. Rest. Be aware of the changes around you, organize your thoughts, act, and rest again.