The Thin Line Between Challenged and Overwhelm

overwhelm, buried in work, stress, work stress

So this week has been pretty painful, I was out two days, one sick and one less sick; but we were closed on Tuesday because of the storm. Although I was sick, I still worked from home on both days.

So much for rest…

Then there was the cram of 5 days of work into 3 when the office re-opened on Wednesday. I’m always amazed to see the big things that people cram into small…spaces. Hhmm-mmm.

Anyway, two folks from my office are on their way out to other opportunities. One of the persons, made the announcement but the other person just kinda broke down in the middle of a staff meeting about the workload and expectations for the job.

I counted that one as a sign.

The ever increasing workload is tough. This is very true for me. It does feel like sometimes I’m buried up to my neck in the mud of work, and I’m screaming out for help but no one can hear me. Instead of, “Hey, what can I do to take this off my plate” its “Hey, I need you to also take this on.” Because I have nothing else to do.

But, there is a silver lining: everyday I move a little forward. I complete more tasks, closeout projects, and am one day closer to when budget season ends and there is moment of reprieve from emails, calls, and more emails.

So, how do you deal with time management and workload?

I wake up at 5 a.m to start my day and come home 9 p.m at nights, and believe it or not, there are just not enough hours during the day. I also like to make to-do lists for myself, because when I start to stress, it seems like a million things, but when I write them down and begin to cross them out, it was like 5 or 6 things, that each took 5 minutes (I can be dramatic sometimes)!

One of those items on my to-do list is planning an event, in Brooklyn, a signing for my book and a co-launch of body oils product. I’ll definitely keep you guys in the loop when details are finalized and a flier is out. But expect it to happen on good ole Saint Valentine’s weekend.

So, share with me the secrets to your success in the workplace in dealing projects, people, and stress!

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