Feeling overwhelmed at work? Sometimes it happens and can have negative effects both physically and mentally. It’s best to have some coping mechanisms to get yourself back on track so let’s talk about a few things you can do!
The first thing you can do is make a to-do list based on priority. At the top, put what needs to get done first based on the due date/urgency. As you keep going down the list keep your due dates in mind. Putting everything down on paper can help your mind be less scrambled and will get you back in a better headspace. Crossing tasks off one at a time will hopefully get you to be less stressed.
And on that note, we move on to the next thing you can do which is to not multitask. When you bounce from project to project without finishing them it can be very overwhelming and inefficient. Even though it may be difficult to focus on one task at a time, finishing it before you move on will keep you on the right path plus you’re crossing things off your to-do list one at a time.
The last thing is to make sure to take care of yourself. This means getting a good amount of sleep, eating well, and unplugging every once in a while. Our brain and eyes need a break from the digital world we live in and it can have an impact more than you think. Self-care is truly important and not listening to your body can translate into your work efficiency. Taking care of your body and mind is important for your work life but also for your overall well-being.
Work can be overwhelming at times but these are a few things you can do to help ease the stress! Hope it helps!