Overworked & Overwhelmed

overworkedIn the corporate world of today with its pressures of constantly having to perform and deliver, we are all normally overworked and weighed down with the constant struggle of trying to stay on top of things. We tend to assign priorities to various tasks or things to be done trying our level best to deal with all pressures in an effective manner.

What does that result in ? We rarely have time for ourselves our personal relationships, social associations and the ability to involve ourselves and spend time with our kids. Taken together all this results in a perfect formula leading to feelings of overwhelm and unrest both at our workplace and in our lives, in general.

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MULTITASKING : Friend or foe

multitaskingMultitasking is a buzz word in today’s world and the general perception is that without the ability to manage a number of tasks or activities together you are not being productive. There is no doubt that most jobs require a number of activities which are taking place simultaneously, however in order to be really productive, we need to balance the various demands on us for our time and energy.

Not only that, in today’s competitive environment along with its constraints on resources, employees are generally required to juggle a number of tasks and jobs simultaneously. The level of job pressures has grown and employers or managers expect that employees are able to cope with multiple tasks, activities and priorities.

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Motivating Yourself

motivateThere always comes a time in our lives when we need that extra push to keep ourselves going, be it in our personal life or at our workplace. Our level of motivation may increase or decrease in any or all walks of our life due to a variety of factors.

PERSONAL LIFE : At this level it could be due to not being able to achieve what one wants to in life be it in terms of education, family, social life, earning capacity etc. In order to get going you would then need to analyze the cause and see what you can do about it. Because if you do not then it would only lead to a downward spiral in the level of motivation and ultimately you would get stuck in a rut with no ways of getting of it.

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Are you STRESSED ?

stressedIn today’s world and the hectic pace of life we are all leading, some level of stress is inevitable, as one is constantly juggling with pressures from different quarters – work, home, financial pressures, children etc. Added to those are sometimes the bad habits we tend to develop such as unhealthy eating, late nights and smoking which all contribute to multiplying the stress levels in the long run.

Life can never be totally stress free. At an acceptable level stress is something which keeps us on our toes, challenges us and even helps us to grow in our careers. But when it starts to reach excessive levels, begins to have an impact on our productivity levels and ultimately starts to have an effect on our health.

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