I remember my Dad telling us a story of how my Grandmother scolded my Uncle for carrying two sacks of potatoes down the cellar stairs. "That's a lazy man's load!!" she hollered, and made him put the sacks down, and carry them back up the stairs one by one, and then carry them back down the stairs, one by one.
As a child, I couldn't fathom what was so lazy about carrying two heavy sacks of potatoes at the same time. As I've grown older, I've learned that indeed, yes, carrying two many projects at the same time is truly, a lazy man's load. Not lazy in the context that we tend to think about.... when I think of "lazy" I picture someone not getting out of bed until noon, not putting the milk carton back in the refrigerator, or leaving their socks on the bedroom floor. No, my grandmother was describing a different kind of lazy - she was describing being inefficient.
My grandmother knew that if my uncle continued to carry two sacks at a time, he would wear out, he would get slow, and the other boys who were carrying one sack at a time would eventually do more work than him. She knew that in order to get the work done, you had to pace yourself. Taking on too much at one time may seem industrious, but in fact, it is really foolish, and sometimes, you are just being a show-off. My grandmother recognized his efforts as being counter-productive.
Paradise is here, Paradise is now, Paradise is lightening your load.