We’re all supercharged at work and showcase what a powerhouse we all are. The alpha female in us is all raring to go. In our excitement, we often end up biting more than we can chew and with limited time, this becomes a big cause for stress in our lives.
So, how can you be efficient without making hyperventilating and rushing through deadlines? Here are some tricks which can help.
Cut down on caffeine
Drinking too much coffee can stimulate your nervous system and lead you into a false sense of accomplishment. However, if you are to stay relaxed and focused, avoid coffee. Try an alternative snack instead, like nuts or fruits.
Seek assistance with prioritizing
There is nothing wrong with having too much workload but prioritize your task list. If you are being asked to take on extra work, don’t refuse, simply reorganize your schedule. Let your boss know that you’re going to put something on hold and seek his approval regarding the same.
Avoid setting unrealistic expectations
Of course, we want to impress our superiors. But overpromising and being unable to live up to it, is not a good idea at all.
Miedaner’s solution: Double the time you’re about to pro-offer. “You’ll likely complete the project early,” (score!) “and you’ve got breathing space if you screw up.”
Keep your tone low
A shrill, high-pitched voice is a dead giveaway that we’re in trouble. Don’t let your voice take control. Use a neutral tone and keep calm and composed. Before you start talking, think of happy and pristine things and that should be helpful.”Cool people make statements,” says Miedaner. “They don’t offer opinions.”