Dealing with an Overwhelming Workload


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 When the work starts piling up it’s always tempting to give up and take a nap instead. Sometimes when there are way too many tasks demanding your attention, it looks far more appealing to forget about all of them and take a break from it all. But attractive as it may sound, this procrastination isn’t sustainable. Here are our top tips to help you tackle the workload:

Divide and conquer

Divide bigger tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks and then deal with each of them as a separate task. This will make it look a lot less daunting and far more do-able. It will also give you a clearer picture of what exactly you are supposed to do and how to go about accomplishing it.

Prioritize

Prioritizing is key. As mentioned above, breaking up larger assignments into smaller portions can help you to begin forming a list that consists of what needs to be done in order of priority. It is worth the time and effort to dedicate a few minutes to prioritize and organize your to-do list. This way you will be able to give enough attention to each task, thereby ensuring you not only finish the job, but also do it well. It might then be a good idea to start off with something small and easy to get the momentum going.

 Just get started

Deciding where to start is often difficult if your to-do list is cluttered with several small, but equally important tasks. Instead of tackling several tasks simultaneously, it is better to just select one and finish it before starting on the next. If each task is equally important then just select one at random. Getting started is often the hardest part. You’ll find that once you cross off a couple of tasks off the list, you will be pumped up and ready to take on the rest of the tasks.

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