If you work in a high performance environment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your 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.
In this short video, 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 the 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
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 your email inbox.
3. Calm down
Use a positive mantra/statement that you can tell yourself to calm yourself down and regain perspective. Again, deep breathing goes well with this step.
Of course there is deeper work we could do to make you more resilient against work demands generally. Get in touch with me if you would like to find out more (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Masterful Living® Coach
Executive Career and Life Coaching