The start of a new year is the perfect time to start prioritizing yourself. Your health and happiness are most important, so it is good to make plans that will benefit you. 

A great place to start is your workplace. Work is a big part of most people’s lives, and the majority of people spend 40 hours each week working. A lot of us have felt overwhelmed at work because of the pandemic. You want to feel motivated and satisfied when working rather than being stressed all the time.

If you want to become more organized and motivated when it comes to working, here are some tips you can follow.

Put Yourself First

Your health and happiness is the most important thing. Some employers might not prioritize these things as much as they should, so it is your job to set boundaries and let them know when you need a break.

Make sure you are getting enough rest. A lot of jobs will praise you for overworking yourself, but you need to remember that you are most important. Think about how your body feels and if you need a break. 

It is also important to have goals in life and to always be working to meet them. If you want to achieve something in your life and your job is not helping you achieve that, it might be time to look for a new job or to talk to your boss. You are going to be more motivated to work hard if you are passionate about what you are doing and enjoy it.

Live in the Present

It can be easy to worry about the future when it is uncertain. This is an especially stressful time with the pandemic. Do your best to focus on the present moment rather than worrying about the future. Take it one day at a time and focus on trying to be happy in the current moment.

Do Something Rather Than Nothing

A lot of people will break down when they are overwhelmed with work. They might procrastinate their work and try to relax rather than trying to check off something on their to-do list. While pushing things off for a short time can bring you temporary relief, it will not help you in the long run and will make you feel even more overwhelmed when you are done relaxing. 

Make a List

One thing you can do that may help you feel less overwhelmed is making a list of things to do. A list will help you feel organized and more in control of the situation. Checking off things from your list will make you feel good and might motivate you to do more.

Talk to Your Boss

If you know that the workload is completely unreasonable, inform your boss right away so that they can take some things off your plate. This way you won’t have to worry about how your boss will feel when everything is not done, and you will be able to put your energy towards work that is doable for you.

Following these tips will make you less overwhelmed so that you can be more motivated when it comes to working.

Have a Routine

Having a routine that you follow can help relieve your stress and help you stay motivated. You might want to write down this routine so that you have a physical reminder of what you should be doing and when. 

Doing things at a certain time can help you feel in control of your life which is particularly helpful during this pandemic. A lot of people feel out of control, so adding a schedule can help you feel better.

A routine is also beneficial when you are working remotely. Many people have been forced to work from home instead of going into the office like they were used to. This can be challenging for some people who find it hard to figure out what they are doing and to get organized. A visual routine might benefit you if you struggle with online work. Put your schedule in a place where you won’t lose sight of it so that it is a constant reminder, like on your door or desk.

Be Honest With Others

As mentioned before, you must let people know when you have too much on your plate and need assistance. Pretending to be okay and declining help might make you feel good in the moment, but it is going to make you more stressed and overwhelmed later on.

You should also be honest with the people that you are working with. If you prefer a more “tough-love” approach when someone reviews your work, let them know. If you require more reassurance than most, it can also help to tell them that as well. Letting your friends and coworkers know how you are feeling and know how to best help you will benefit you at work.

By following these tips and putting yourself first, you are going to feel happier and more optimistic when in the workplace and beyond.


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