I’m sure we’re all very familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed. In many cases, this feeling is spurred by the sheer amount of work that we have on our plates. When we have a lot of work to do, it’s vital that we use our time as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately (and paradoxically), the feeling of being overwhelmed inhibits our ability to be efficient and productive. This feeds a vicious cycle that ultimately leads to burnout (or even failure).
So, what can we do to prevent ourselves from feeling overwhelmed in the first place? According to an article published on The Muse, the best way to handle feeling overwhelmed or overloaded is to either take action or take a break. Ambitious people tend to say “Yes” to everything. It’s a great quality to have; however, there is a limit to how much any one individual can handle and pushing that limit can have serious negative consequences. Know what your limit is and focus your efforts on the tasks that have the highest importance.
For more ideas about how to avoid becoming overwhelmed, read the full article here.