how to cope with your job

Ten Ways to Cope When Work Gets Overwhelming
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T.S. Eliot may have believed April the cruelest month, but for American workers, February and March are right there with them. The weather is bone chilling, holiday festivities are a memory, and spring is still months away. Add the emotional challenges of the dreary season to the time-crunched, overbooked, technology-fueled frenzy that our work lives have become and it’s no wonder so many of us are on the verge of that 21st century malady . . . burnout.


Some suggestions they give on how to deal:

  • Start your day with powerful high-energy music.
  • Set aside blocks of time to complete various tasks.
  • Make “Fix it, then forget it” your mistake mantra.
  • Get an accountability partner to help you stay focused.
  • Use “comic memos” to ease anxiety at work.
  • Take a non-working lunch now and then–with others or by yourself.
  • Take a power nap.
  • Walk it off . . . exercise!
  • Take a vacation. Really!
  • Practice saying NO.

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