6 Tips to stop feeling overworked
Advancement in technology has made the man busier than he ever was in earlier days. Smart phones, Laptops, Mobile data, Wi-Fi mean that you actually carry your inbox and work everywhere.
The outcome of all this is, the feeling of being overworked or overwhelmed. But, what if we tell you that this feeling is created and nurtured by you while you might look “not so busy” to others. And, the only person who can rescue you from the pressure is, “you”.So, here we get you the top 6 tips to help you deal with the work pressure and still be successful both at work and in your personal life:-1. Learn to live in present
Most of us have a habit of thinking about the past or worrying about the future. This is one thing which prevents us from doing justice to the work we have at hand. The result is, not being able to derive the feeling of accomplishment from the task you just finished.
Do one thing at a time, give it quality time and you will experience satisfaction in what you just accomplished!2. Have a schedule & prioritize things
Hold back the temptation to jump on to the work without planning your day. Do not pick up random things to do.
Get hold of your calendar and make a list of things that need to be done, that day.
Ask yourself if all of them are really important and do you need to do them personally. Strike off any unimportant tasks that you may have on the list or get some of them done by someone else.Have a final list of “things to do” in the order of priority.
This activity of 10 minutes which looks like a big waste of time will actually save you from the mental pressure you would otherwise experience the whole day. 3. Minimize distractions
The distractions during work hours come in the form of unexpected phone calls, colleagues and juniors walking in for help every 15 minutes, temptation to check your Facebook wall or Whatsapp messages every now and then.
Cut the phone call short, if it is not important and offer to call them back after work. Mute your Whatsapp or Facebook messages, to check them after work. Keep a separate slot to solve your colleague’s problem or help the junior staff, if it is not urgent.4. Work Smart
Use technology to plan your work better. Cut the temptation to carry on the traditional work methods, get experimental and try new things. Do not go physically to do the things which can be done online.
Use your resources exhaustively at home and at work.5. Learn to say “No”
Saying “No” to someone doesn’t mean that your relation with them would get over or you would never help them in future. This is just a way of ensuring that you commit only to what you can actually do.6. Indulge in stress free time
If you want to work well and grow, it is extremely important to take care of yourself and indulge in some stress free time. Try to take out 30 minutes every day for yourself and indulge into a hobby, an exercise regime or anything that pleases you.
With this “me” time, you will find yourself rejuvenated, more creative and ready to work with more passion.