Written by: SamElli
Getting jaded by your job is no good. Makes you hate your job, and makes the work you have to slog through all the more difficult. In a recession, where finding a new job is extremely difficult, you can’t really afford feeling burnt out at your job. Managing your work, and environment is key to staying happy, and productive at your job.
Plan and prioritize your projects so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by having too many things to do at the last minute. Figure out what you need to complete now, so that you can push a few things off until later. By creating a schedule ladder of importance, you can focus on the tasks and complete them with plenty of time. Taking the stress off, allowing you to relax a bit, and keeping you happy as well as productive.
Remember to take your breaks. Even if you have a ton of work, and you want to skip a break to work through it, don’t! Skipping your breaks will only make you feel more disheartened and overwhelmed. Take that break so you can get some fresh air, maybe a cup of coffee, and relax for a few minutes. You’ll feel better, and will work more effectively when you resume your duties.
Know when to ask for help. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s just finding a solution to a problem that you can’t solve yourself at the moment. What’s worse that having to ask for help, is not getting your work done because you didn’t. Failing on your own instead of succeeding with help should never sound like the better option.
Always stay polite and courteous no matter what. Keeping in a positive mind with a positive attitude is the best way to work through the problematic times. By staying positive you’ll feel better, as will the people around you. You’ll all get more done, and you’ll be much less apt to get overwhelmed, or feel unhappy at your job.