How to Stop Work Getting on Top of You

Work / Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Whatever kind of work you do, sometimes it can all get too much. It’s easy for your workload to get out of control and leave you feeling like it’s getting on top of you. This is not a healthy situation to be in. Too much work can have adverse effects, leaving you feeling stressed and anxious.

In the blogging and writing world, the workload is never ending. I have a to do list as long as my arm and it’s still growing! Don’t fret though, there are ways to help battle that overwhelming feeling of dread when work is getting too much. It’s important that you tackle your situation now to reduce the amount of pressure you’re under, before it begins to have an effect on the rest of your life. Consider the following:

Find ways to delegate –

Admitting that you need help isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it the long run it can be one of the most beneficial. If you have jobs that aren’t your strong point, you could ask for a little guidance from someone who finds it a breeze.

Maybe you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to complete every task on your list, in that case hiring extra help can come in handy. This may seem drastic, but it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. For example, hiring a Virtual Assistant to do your scheduling for you will free up hours that you can dedicate to other jobs and most of the time they only charge a small fee.

If all else fails get your partner to help out, make it a family business!

Plan your workload –

I love to plan. If I didn’t my work life would collapse around me. Dedicate time slots to tasks if you have to, simply knowing when jobs will be completed can take them off of your mind until you are ready to tackle them. Don’t let work that you know needs to be completed later, affect what you’re doing now.

Give yourself a break –

When you’re planning your tasks, plan some time off too! A break is essential if you want to stay focussed and work to the best of your ability. No one can work hard without breaks, it’s just not healthy. Close the laptop, make a cuppa or go for a little walk. A bit of space can help you put things into a little more perspective, as well as leave you feeling refreshed.

Learn how to properly relax –

Figure out how you can relax properly. Whether it’s spending time with family, watching the television or something a little more soothing like hypnotherapy. Once you know how to make your self feel completely at ease, take time to do it regularly. Constantly feeling stressed and anxious takes a lot of energy, so it’s important that you take time to replenish it!

Don’t let work get the better of you, you’ll feel a hundred times better once you’re back in the driving seat!


50 Replies to “How to Stop Work Getting on Top of You”

  1. Love all these tips, it’s definitely good to delegate. I don’t do that enough! Plus I find it hard to switch off after a full on day with the kids, need to learn to put down my phone and just chill for a couple of hours x #blogstravaganza

  2. These are fab tips! I have to say, I find it really hard to switch off when I take a break! I like the idea of going for a walk- I can’t just ‘check something’ on the computer that way!


  3. Very true, I’m guilty of not planning properly at times and feeling anxious about everything I need to do.
    I find it helpful to write down everything and then sort it into timeframes x

  4. I’ve lost my mojo for blogging recently, I have a list the length of my arm but I just can’t find the motivation to do it – but I definitely put that down to lack of planning! I think I’m gonna get a little desk calendar and make a plan of what and when to publish etc and schedule time during the day to sit my bum down and do it! #blogstravaganza

  5. You have to make time to relax, you go crazy otherwise. I’m really careful about planning my workload and doing it realistically, I have a planner with all of the work I’ve got to do scheduled into my available time so I can visually see if I can take on extra work or not #blogstravaganza

  6. Delegation is always a weak point for me, it was when I was a manager at the office and it still is even down to getting my husband to help in the house. I always think I have to do everything. I’m trying but it is hard – some good tips. #Blogstravaganza

  7. Great post full of really good tips for us all who need to get a balance as it can so easily slip away #Blogstravaganza

  8. Great tips – I have to write a to do list, I can’t function without one. I always let my other half know when I’m feeling overwhelmed with work and jobs. Last weekend I left my to do list on the kitchen table while I took my daughter to a party, by the time I came home he’d done 2 hours of ironing! Result! #blogstravaganza

    1. Haha, that made me smile! It’s never ending! Every time I think I might treat myself to a night off, I end up being up until 1am and still don’t get to the end of my list ? xx

    1. There’s always loads to do isn’t there?! It’s been great to have you, we have you booked in again! 🙂 xx

  9. This is brilliant and so true – I’ve been getting that feeling of overwhelm! It’s my planning that needs to get better… I keep making lists and losing them, which is highly unhelpful! Just started using Trello, so hopefully I’ll be a bit more organised from now on! #Blogstravaganza

  10. It’s so true that blogging seems to come with a to do list that’s never ending. I think it’s best to write it all out and prioritise your work load. Number it in importance if you like. As for refreshing that well I love to go out on long walks with the family. #Blogstravaganza

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