Most of my executive coaching clients work in high performance environments. It can be easy for them to feel overwhelmed by their workload from time to time. Totally normal! So many demands on you, an endless flow of emails and phone calls, cost cutting measures everywhere and so little time at hand. It seems to be impossible to be “on top” of everything. All pieces keep moving and it never stops.
If this sounds familiar, then you might enjoy this short video in which I share three “first aid” tools that you can use to manage a sense of feeling overwhelmed:
Here is a summary of the three tips:
1. Disrupt your emotional state
Disrupt the state of overwhelm with a short break, like a walk or going for a coffee. This will help you relax, gain a bit of distance to your problems and return with a refreshed focus. Deep breathing, stretching and a mini meditation also work well. Even just a few minutes will already make a difference.
2. Tidy up your work environment
Tidy up and declutter your work environment, so that you have a clean thinking space without distractions and good visibility of all the task that need to be done. Often there turn out to be far less of them after you sorted out all the paper around you and cleaned up your email inbox.
3. Calm down
Use a positive mantra/statement that you can tell yourself to calm yourself down and regain perspective, such as “This will pass too”, “It’s just a game”, I have done the best I can”. Again, deep breathing goes well with this step.
Deeper work: Increasing your resilience
Of course there is deeper preventative work that would make you more resilient generally, so that you can thrive in your job with less stress and overwhelm. If that’s of interest, you can book a FREE Discover Call or a Trial Coaching Sessions with me or one of my hand picked associate coaches here to discuss how you can increase your resilience.