8 Quick Tips for Managing your Workload
8 Quick Tips on Managing your Workload
Stressed out? Who isn’t? August 5th is Work Like a Dog Day, so if you’ve been working like a dog, take a look at these tips on how to better manage your workload.
Don’t be afraid to take breaks
If you are feeling overwhelmed with work, close your eyes for a minute or two! You’ll be surprised with what a few minutes away from your computer screen can do.
If you have multiple projects or tasks to complete, making a list of what needs to be done first, will help you organize your busy schedule.
Sometimes you can’t take on everything that is given to you by colleagues or people outside of your company. A polite ‘no’ will help limit your workload to what you can actually handle.
A tidy desk, to do list, and email inbox show a tidy and organized mind and person.
Have snacks handy
It is very difficult to work when you’re hungry! Have snacks around to keep your energy up.
More energy = more brain power.
Meditation has hundreds of positive effects on the body. Some of these include:
- Decrease in restless thinking
- Decreased tendency to worry
- Helps make more accurate judgements
- Increased job satisfaction
- Helps with focus and concentration
When you agree on a deadline, people expect you to stick to it. Don’t give yourself (or your colleagues) unrealistic estimates; you know your job and how long it takes to complete certain tasks.
Check your calendar daily
The last thing you want to do is miss a deadline because you’ve been working on other projects. Make sure you are well aware of all of your deadlines to eliminate the risk of missing anything.
Some tips for keeping an organized calendar are:
- Write a to-do list
- Save important meetings or deadlines to more than one calendar such as your smartphone or Google calendar.
- Double check your calendar before scheduling meetings or events.