Three Simple Ways To Handle Workload Stress
By: Rachel Raupp
Work can be overwhelming and stressful most days, it seems. Things seem to keep piling up and sometimes it seems as though you’ll never catch up. The mountain of work becomes overbearing and you begin to feel so small. Let’s say goodbye to those and focus on sunnier skies in the future with these simple ways to get your workload under control!
Make a checklist
Managing different accounts or clients can lead to confusion and a blurring from one account to the next. To keep things separate and clear, write a checklist of what needs to be done per each account or client. Use this every time you work in any account. It will be a nice reminder of what needs to be done, especially if it’s specific to that one specific account. A simple reminder is all you need.
Schedule your work
Everything you do has a deadline, whether it’s due at 2 p.m. today or TBD. Construct a schedule for yourself for the week (or the month, if you’re feeling advanced) to break down what needs to be done when. The sooner the deadline, the higher up on the list. This way, you’ll walk into work with a game plan to be productive and won’t be racking your brain trying to figure out what to do when.
Focus on one thing at a time
Do not even attempt to multitask. It will bring down your productivity and you won’t be able to give your full attention to any one thing - and all your work requires your full attention, especially when it impacts other people. One task at a time will be more efficient and less prone to mistakes. You may have what seems like a hundred other things to do, but what you’re doing right now is worth your full attention.
By doing these simple tips, your work will seem manageable and you won’t stress so much knowing you have a game plan in place. Happy working!