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16 things to try when you’re feeling overwhelmed

27 Mar 2020

Work may be particularly stressful for many of us right now, and you might be feeling overwhelmed. If that is the case, these tips could help.

Even at the best of times, or at least more predictable times, work can be overwhelming. But many of us are now getting used to a whole new daily routine and so, even without a towering workload, it’s not difficult to let it all become too much.

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Hopefully, your employer is doing the right thing at the moment and making your wellbeing a priority. At the end of the day, nothing matters more than your health – not even those overdue assignments.

It’s important to remember to put yourself first. But if you’re in a position where you’re able to work and you feel determined to get tasks off your plate, there are some things that can help you dial down the stressful background noise.

These tips from NetCredit can offer some valuable food for thought. A great one is focusing on mindfulness, which means taking the time to listen to yourself and how you are really feeling.

If you’re feeling lost, for example, it’s important to be aware of it. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to cook up a strategy for overcoming it. It simply means that acknowledging your physical and mental state can make it easier to work alongside, or even in tandem with, these feelings.

Other insights include getting your body moving, even with some low-intensity exercise, such as a walk or simple stretches. Though these are quick fixes, incorporating them into a long-term routine can make a big difference.

Routines can also focus on getting enough sleep every night to reduce anxiety levels and trying to keep an objective mind when it comes to work.

To help when you’re feeling overwhelmed with work, check out NetCredit’s infographic below or click here to see it as a larger image.

Infographic how to stop feeling overwhelmed at work.

How to stop feeling overwhelmed at work. Image: NetCredit

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Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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