Career tips to deal with heavy work load: I recently changed career path. I started working for a boutique fitness studio called Greco Fitness and I am fortunate to be part of a tight focused team that will lead this franchise to a national and international expansion.

However, I decided to also keep my job on Parliament Hill on a part time basis. Politics is a big part of me, and the idea of being completely out of the field is unimaginable at this point to me. I go there once to twice a week, and stay in touch with my team and boss on a daily basis all while working every day on expanding Greco Fitness.

Needless to say that I am a very busy bee. In fact, I work EVERY SINGLE DAY. No exceptions.  I cannot remember last time that I had an 8-hour day. A part of me feels it is unfair to say ‘’I work every day’’ because really I love what I do! It is not work but pure passion. However, it pays the bills so I will keep on calling it work.  I will not lie and paint this as peachy life. It sometimes gets overwhelming and I do have bad days where I ask myself ‘’what did I put myself into?’’.

So for the days where the level of stress is high I follow these career tips by Career Girl Daily on how to deal with seriously heavy workload.

Career tips

Create a strategy.

“Sit down with a piece of paper and a couple of colored pens, write out what you need to do and create a visual timetable.”

Avoid perfectionism.

“Remember, done is better than perfect. Perfectionism sucks up your time and causes the standards of everything you’re doing to fall”

Understand stress.

“Doctors recommend mindfulness to combat stress or keeping a diary that tracks how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, what you’re doing, and who you’re with every day.”

“It’s also a good idea to do some stress prevention activities. Yoga, running, mindfulness and relaxation techniques can help you keep your stress levels in check.”.

Be honest.

“If you’re stressed or overwhelmed or for some reason can’t keep to your time schedule, tell someone. There’s a huge chance someone else can pick up the slack for you, and if not, at least everyone around you knows what to expect.”

Learn the difference between being busy and being effective.

“Most of the time we think it’s good to be busy, but are you busy doing what you need to?”

Track your time.

“Another amazing app is TimeCamp, it’s automatic time tracking software for your projects, so you can see what you have to do, what’s coming up and exactly how much time you have for each thing.”

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How are you doing with your heavy workload? Share more career tips in the comments section as you can imagine I heavily need it. 😉

 

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