“Shedding the load” is a phrase that pilots use to describe what to do when in a difficult situation. In other words, simplify. This is great advice for all of us. When our lives are stressful it is often because we have expanded our activities or expectations beyond our capacity. This leads to mistakes, exhaustion, and emotional imbalance.
Our capacity for tasks, relationships, productivity varies depending on many factors. This is why I like to wake up in the morning, and first stare at a point to activate my third eye of discernment to determine my priorities for the day. I would rather do few things well than many things poorly.