Overworked? Seven strategies to help you cope
Are you screaming unmentionables in your head all day long? Do you feel like the character in the movie, Network, bellowing out the window for all the world to hear, “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore?” Do you fantasize about walking away from your job when you are within spitting distance of a pension? Do you find yourself working around the clock, home later, up earlier, with never enough time and emails stacked up like cord wood. Do you think if one more person asks you for one more thing your head might actually spin off your neck? You can barely take a full breath as you catch that plane, perfect that pitch and handle all three meetings scheduled at the exact same time.
The demands to today are far and beyond what they have been before. People are working harder and faster and still it is not enough. So many are at a breaking point, they want to walk away from their jobs, their caretaking responsibilities and their unceasing demands that are no longer chronic but are acute. Day-in and day-out, everything has morphed into an emergency. There is the perpetual dance of the fire drill. Today’s standard appears to be that everything is urgent; it must be done now, period.
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