Connect with us

Life

Here’s What You Should Do When You’re Overloaded With Work

Avatar

Published

on

how to deal with too much work
Image Credit: Unsplash

You’ve been busy all your life. Every day, you show up to work in haste with a big to-do list in your hand. You want to write that business proposal, make those phone calls, engage with your employees, and attend that business conference in Paris. So, you begin to feel tired, exhausted even. In fact, you begin to lose interest in your career—because you’re always overloaded with too much work.

How do you resolve that? How do you love your work back again? What should you do to make your life better when you’re overloaded with work? This article will walk you through three practical tips. Let’s jump right in. 

1. Pause and reflect

We all get overwhelmed with work at some point. So, when you’re stressed with work, you don’t instantly try to change your career, switch to another trade, or quit your job entirely. Try to do the following instead: Take a deep breath. Quit working for an hour. It’s time for some reflection. Analyze your workday, assess your workload and examine your to-do list.

As you go through all these, you don’t have to do anything, just reflect on your workloads and the nature and process of your work. Why? So you know where the problem lies and you can see how you can ease things. It’s important to understand what’s going wrong in the way you plan your tasks; what makes your workday bloated? And as you reflect, it’s time to take action: Simplify your tasks.

2. Start simplifying

It’s all about changing the way you work. You’re overloaded because you’re piling more work on yourself, which won’t make you productive. It will only deplete your energy and willpower. So, you must change the way you work. You must simplify. And to simplify is to do less. Do 1-3 tasks a day instead of 10.

It’s not about how many tasks you have on your plate, it’s about how many projects you can execute in a day. In fact, you need to create a not-to-do list, where you’ll itemize the things that you’ll not do in a day.

That will help you become more focused on doing and completing your day’s tasks, which will move you closer to achieving your goals. In addition to creating a not-to-do list, you should also go through your calendar and reminders and cancel some of your commitments. You need to take things off your plate so you stay laser-focused doing the things that matter.

3. Cancel commitments

We inflate our lives with too much commitment by accepting anything that comes our way. We fill up our day with lots of meetings, speaking engagements, business conferences, etc. We commit to too many activities, bloating our schedules with too much work.

The result? Work overload and burnout. But here’s the solution to that: Cancel commitments. Cancel all those meetings and seminars that are less essential. To do that, you need to be bold; you need to sharpen your leadership skill and become more confident.

No matter how lucrative a deal may seem, no matter how influential a person is, if their offer will overwhelm you or affect your long-term goal, you’ve got to say no to them. Remember, you want to simplify your life, not complicate it with too much commitment.

In the end, it’s about what you’ve accomplished. It’s about the joyful feeling that fills your heart with excitement when you have accomplished those important tasks, not the guilt of not getting too much work done.

Pankaj Koundal is the co-founder of Rankvy.io, one of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies. He is passionate about SEO and link building. He loves solitude but finds it hard to get, in this complex digital era.

Life

Knowing Your Message vs Delivering Your Message

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Have you ever sent a text message only to have it misinterpreted by the person reading it? Happens all the time. Have you ever given a presentation that you were totally prepared for only to have it fall flat? Happens all the time. Have you ever had someone ask you something like, “Why are you mad?” when you were not at all mad? Happens all the time. (more…)

Continue Reading

Life

The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

If you enjoyed this article on the 3 most important things I learned about personal growth, then please share it with your friends and family! Also, check out my other articles on success & motivation as well as life lessons that could help people who are struggling with their life right now on lifengoal.com. Thanks for reading!

Continue Reading

Life

​​4 Boss Level Growth Strategies That Create an Optimized Life

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Building a business is about more than sales, marketing, and flexing on social media. While those things tend to draw attention, they attract the wrong type of clients and are not how you build a sustainable and freedom-focused business. (more…)

Continue Reading

Life

Practicing Self-Devotion: 3 Ways Towards a More Mindful and Compassionate You

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

I can still hear the voices of my older relatives and my elementary school teachers telling me “be disciplined”, “keep at it”, to give time and energy towards what we want. As a young, impressionable child, I believed all those things because well, they made sense. They worked. And honestly, I felt like it’s the only way to flourish. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending