Sometimes you just have to say…ENOUGH! Why? Information overload!
There is no simple fix to regulating or normalizing your daily work life. But you do know when you are overwhelmed. If you can’t really place your finger on being overwhelmed…It is that time when you are looking ten things square in the face and you don’t know which one to choose first. Of course all of them are an emergency. Here is what I do (or at the very least, I try to do)
It’s only simple now because you walked away to clear your head. When you are literally taking 5 minutes, do not let anyone interrupt you, add to your list of things to do, talk about work etc. It is YOUR TIME.
You should not have to do this more than once, maybe twice a month. If you find you are always overwhelmed, you may need to think about re-organizing your time (Control The Chaos). We will save that for another day…for now TAKE FIVE!