014: Getting Out of Overwhelm // April Perry of Power of Moms

3 Step Process for Getting Out of Overwhelm

If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode is for you.

April Perry, the co-founder of the websites Power of Moms and Learn Do Become, shares a step-by-step process for getting out of overwhelm. April has spent thousands of hours developing time management systems that help important people–from business leaders to mothers–organize their *minds* so they can focus on their true priorities, get more done, and be more present with their families during downtime.

In this episode, April explains this process in detail:


1) Make an ACCURATE list of all of the projects you have brewing in your mind. (Include for your family, for you, and beyond.)

2) Narrow that list to no more than 7-8 projects to tackle this month. Put that shorter list in a visible place to reference often.

3) Using that list, identify tiny “next actions” that will move each project forward.


Show Notes



-Getting Things Done by David Allen

-Essentialism by Greg McKeown.

For more about April’s organization systems, please visit learndobecome.com/STEP.


About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Angie on 01/22/2018 at 10:31 AM

    I loved April’s example of one project being “helping my child learn to be honest”. What a great idea to put things like this on your projects/to-do list. It really does deserve to be focused on and have time set aside for it rather than thinking that’s just something you have to do as a mother and fit it in along with the rest of everyday life. Very refreshing view point.

    • Rachel Nielson on 01/22/2018 at 10:01 PM

      I totally agree! April is so wise and has helped me to clarify my priorities and to reclaim some space in my life. She has helped me to put “first things first” as a mother (such as teaching a child about honesty, like this example). Thank you so much for listening and commenting!!

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