I know when you are facing a difficult road and are stressed out about work, taking it home with you and can’t seem to escape the feeling of constantly having to be on call feels like. I have been there too! This really starts to take a toll on you when you carry your work around with you 24-7. How come you can’t get yourself caught up and there is always more to do, more expectations, and what seems like a long road to feeling like you got this?
This is where you need to stop for a minute and evaluate how this feeling got to this point. When you internalize your experiences and only see the negative in your experience, it’s hard to see the solutions to help you navigate to the light at the end of the tunnel.
How are you doing at time management? I am guessing not so good right now, but what can you do to turn it around? This is the million dollar question, we all face when we let things pile up and get out of control right? What are your time management habits? Do you have daily, weekly, and monthly planning check-ins for yourself to stay on track? Who are you accountable to when completing your major projects? Do you meet with that person on a regular basis to make sure that you are meeting their expectations and prioritizing appropriately? These are the questions that come to mind to help you take an objective view of what is on your plate right now.
As a manager, we have to think about the workload we are currently carrying and what makes good use of your time as a manager. Should you be spending 2 hours a day approving data, or do you have a supervisor that can be developed and delegate this task to? There are probably some other tasks that you have taken in your role, that just don’t make sense anymore. This forces us to ask if there is value in everything that you are doing? Are you the go to person for more than you should be, just because you know all the answers? The only way this can be rectified is to be less available when they call you at all hours, or talk directly to their immediate supervisor to get this resolved. Can you imagine all the time an peace of mind that you will get back after this is taken care of? Then you can really focus on what you need to as your priorities and spend less time on stuff that shouldn’t be taking up all your time.
I could go on and on about draining resources and finding solutions to each of these problems, but what I would really like you to focus on first is your mindset while you are at work and what methods you are using to better manage your time. When you start having those feelings of dread at work, write them down so we can talk about the feelings behind them. Once you start identifying these negative feeling thoughts, you can be clued into your sub-conscience thoughts and get to the bottom of what’s driving your negative thoughts, correct them and focus on elevating your energy for positive thoughts instead. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it starts by you shifting your mindset from overwhelm and defeatism to refusing to let it beat you and taking control of what you can change to make it better.
You are going to have that beautiful destination at work when you get this figured out and be able to find the positive in every situation.
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