By | John Rampton | www.entrepreneur.com
Imagine it’s Friday night, and everyone except you has gone home. Despite being exhausted, you keep telling yourself, “30 more minutes.” Suddenly, two more hours have passed, and you’ve put in a 10-hour day. What a way to kick off the weekend, right?
There is a good chance that you have experienced work overload if this sounds remotely familiar to you. And, since the American Institute of Stress estimates that 80% of workers struggle with work-related stress, you’re not alone. In addition, nearly half of them say they need support to cope with that stress. So, if you’re among that almost 50% that need a little help — here are some productivity hacks you can try.
So, let’s learn how to prevent overworking and stress from killing your productivity.
1. It’s OK to admit you can’t do everything.
Some of us tend to overestimate our abilities. The more responsibility we take on, the more stress we create at work, negatively impacting our performance.
As such, you must admit that you can’t do everything alone. Even Superman relies on the Justice League to help him deal with threats too significant for humanity to handle alone. Taking this as a starting point, you should search for better solutions if you’re serious about making progress.
Life is full of times when things don’t go as planned. In both your professional and personal life, you need to be honest with yourself about what isn’t working.