To help break the habit of overeating, set a timer for 15 min. and focus on doing something constructive until the timer goes off-- for example, something that's been weighing on you and that you've been procrastinating-- instead of overeating.
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For people overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time. Either set the timer for ten minutes to clean as fast as you can or choose to toss, donate or put away ten things. When not faced with trying to complete the whole task it is easier to get started.
Once I have set the timer and gotten started with the task, I often find I have finished the job before I know it.
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