Those in your life who are there for the long-term likely have a certain way of handling the challenges of life. They know they will burn out quickly if they try to do everything at once, so they don’t.
When running up a hill, it’s best not to focus on the crest of the hill, but to lower your sights temporarily to the next step or two, and focus on making those. Look for solid places to put your feet. Without forgetting your ultimate goal, just focus on the next few steps. Those are doable. They will be a part of the overall goal, and will lead to the outcome you want.
So, to come back tomorrow, and the next day and the next, just focus on today. Tomorrow will come whether you vote yes or no, whether you pass or fail, whether you accomplish today’s goal or not.