Ever feel like your work load, your job, is getting a bit too overwhelming for you? Does your mind go blank when there is too much work but little to no time? Do you feel like you’re on the verge of giving up?
Being able to work well under pressure is always a bonus skill sought after in any company. If pressure at work is your daily routine, then here are some pointers for you to master the ability of handling your work with ease:
1) Take a Breather
Take a break from your hectic work, even if it is for a few minutes. Working constantly with no breaks in the middle can cause your brain to start shutting down from all your strenuous activities enforced onto it. Your mind needs to be active and alert when you work and for that you need to take a few moments to breathe in between. This will help you in feeling better and recharge your mind to be able to complete your projects efficiently and effectively with new ideas flowing through.
2) Remember to always Remain Calm
Always remember to be calm in stressful situations. Don’t break your calm disposition even if it gets too much. This will take a lot of practice but as you progress in your work, you get better. Being calm helps you in taking things in stride and completing your work without any hiccups, this practice makes you look composed and well put-together in front of your co-workers and you give out an impression of being able to handle tough situations with ease.
3) Focus on your Task and get it Done
Segregate what is your priority for the day at your work and focus on getting it done. If your mind wanders to all the things that you need to do then you won’t be able to complete any tasks as your mind would go into a panic mode and blank out. Focusing on your key daily tasks help you in completing your work in a time and orderly manner.
4) Sidestep the Drama and Stay Positive always:
Retain yourself from getting into petty arguments with your colleagues at work. With the amount of stress people have in an office, arguments are sure to arise, try to ignore getting into such situations and stay focused on the positive. If you are on the verge of a fight then stop, take a deep breath and think about the right way to resolve it and avoid an argument and drama in the office.
5) Getting Help is not Incompetence:
When you’re working, there might be times when it gets too stressful or you don’t have the time and there’s too much work to finish, in situations like these, it is important to know that you can ask for help from your colleagues. Doing this shows that you work well under pressure, are focused on completing the tasks, and that you aren’t afraid to ask for help.
6) Limit your Caffeine Intake:
Caffeine can be good to keep you focused on your work but only if it is in small amounts and with big gaps in between each intake. Too much coffee and chocolate, can cause you more stress and be really bad for your all-round well-being.
7) Remember to Stay Passionate:
“Love what you do and what you do will love you”
Stay passionate about your work and always remember to take five minutes, when it gets too much to handle, to remind yourself why you’re doing what you do and what your end goal is. It will always help you in staying focused and keeping you from giving up on your goals.
8) Hobbies are the Answer:
You need to remember that you have a life that is separate from your job. Having a personal life helps you in maintaining your professional life. Whether your hobby is to read, or sing, or dance, or listen to music, or playing games, or even cooking, your hobbies are the key to keeping you calm and relaxed and give you the capability to handle any kind of stress.
9) Have a Friendly Relationship with your Co-workers:
Maintaining a happy and friendly environment helps each and every member of the company in doing better in their jobs and be much more relaxed. Having friends at your work makes you look forward to each work day with enthusiasm and give you the ability to deal with stress and overwhelming situations with ease.
10) Regular Exercise and Sleep:
Surprisingly work-outs are not only good for your long-term health, they are known to reduce your stress in a major way. Just a brisk walk or dancing around your home releases endorphins making you feel great and ready to face the day head on. Sleeping for 7-8 hours a day is the best way to remain stress free in your life. Complete sleep helps you in reducing anxiety and relaxes your mind to a calm state that is good for your health and your work.
Don’t let the stress at your work consume you whole. Just following these 10 pointers will help you in leading a healthy work life with the capability of handling your work and your life with ease, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your job and motivate you to maintain a happy and active lifestyle
Also published on Medium.