Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? As a manager you can have the greatest intentions of leading with a clear vision, building an effective, engaged team, and ending each day knowing that you’re achieving your goals.
Then you open your emails in the morning and all your great plans for the day go out the window. Suddenly everything is a priority. Everyone needs your time. You’re being pulled in a hundred directions.
You’re not able to do the things you planned to do. You start to feel overwhelmed, stressed and irritated. Conversations go badly, you react rather than respond. You start to doubt your abilities as a leader and feel like you’re not doing a great job. You end the day with a ‘To Do’ list that’s longer than it was in the morning.
So what do you do?
Many of us start to work longer hours to try to catch up. Working late into the evening, tired and exhausted, hitting deadlines at the last minute. Yes, you can do that for one off situations, or to clear a backlog, but it’s not sustainable. It’s a recipe for burnout.
How to stop feeling overwhelmed
You might think that booking in some coaching is the last thing you need to do. It’s just going to take up more of your precious time! However, coaching gives you time, it speeds up the process of you:
- Gaining clarity about what needs to be done now, what can be left until later and what doesn’t need to be done at all.
- Increases your awareness of which tasks play to your strengths and when in the day you should focus on them.
- Enables you to identify which members of your team have strengths that compliment your weaknesses, allowing you to delegate the tasks which drain your energy, but would enable your team to develop.
- Builds confidence in your negotiation skills.
If you want to stop feeling overwhelmed at work, like your days are spiralling out of control drop me an email, or book in a free 30 mins discovery call. I’d love to chat to you about it.
How do you manage your time and energy?