Dealing with too much work besides those from your workplace will certainly contribute to the amount of stress you are experiencing every day.
As for my case, the root of the problem is whether the amount of work I am doing right now to revamped my website or blog is worth the effort.
With the amount of workload and long period of hours increased because of the sudden closure of the Autoresponder Service Provider I utilized 3 weeks ago, there was a need to find a long-term stress relief plan so that it will enable me to cope and manage it.
These sudden extra load did impact my health greatly because lately I felt more tired than before. Feeling fatigue can have a long-term effect to my health.
Are you also someone who is experiencing challenges that are stress related?
How To Relief Stress From Work Overload?
Every working individual have definitely experienced work overload at some point in time. While it is inevitable, its long-term effect is not good at all.
When you begin to feel stressed out with a heavy workload or start to exhibit symptoms such as over fatigue, headaches, or muscular tension, then you need to identify the cause of your stress. First, it can be produced by pressures from your boss or colleagues or even your own expectation. Internal work overload is a more difficult problem to deal with because it is self-induced.
Here are 3 methods you can apply to relieve yourself from stress:
Usually when you feel stress with heavy workload, it is always due to lack of time to complete it. Hence, you can use proper time management method to relieve it. For example, by categorizing them into Urgent, Non-Urgent and Task that you can do at some other time. With proper time management, you can learn to maximize your time without stressing yourself out.
The best start to improved time management skills is a change of attitude. You need to be focused on results since this will affect how you execute your activities. Start off by assessing how you handle your time as of the moment. Were you able to maximize the value of time? Are you meeting your priorities and their deadlines? Unless you do this, you cannot make that initial step towards a change.
Making a To-Do List
This is a very basic yet fundamental method that you can apply for yourself. However, its success only relies on your ability to strictly follow them. One way it can help you reduce the amount of stress by providing yourself assurance that you were able to focus on the important tasks first and complete them on time.
Making a To-Do list is mostly important when you have multiple set of tasks to attend to. This is one way for you to get organized, since losing FOCUS is inevitable. More than a reminder, it is a ready guide for you to consult to with regards to what needs to be done first so you feel less burdened by having to sort things out yourself.
Performing Job Analysis
Pressures from the job typically come from your desire to meet expectations, which ends up with you accepting workloads when in reality you cannot actually keep up with it. Hence, you need to re-analyze your job description to determine exactly what is expected of you. Consequently, you will also be enlightened about what your job priorities are and specify exactly what activities you need to fulfill first.
Only then will you be able to regain control over your work, instead of slaving yourself with it. If you are so keen on making an impression on your boss, you need to understand that stress relief must be your focus. After all, stress can impact your job performance and reduce your level of productivity and your health too!
Do you find yourself getting easily agitated, annoy or frustrated at every little thing that seems to “hit your nerve”? Yes, then you are Stressed!
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