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Feel overwhelmed and stressed? It’s time for you to track your time

The Busyness Delusion

The Busyness Delusion

Many people think they work more hours than they actually do, leading to a mistaken belief that they are busier than they really are, something called the busyness delusion.

Believing that you are short on time has certain negative effects, like making hasty choices, and feeling overwhelmed, resulting in increased stress and anxiety.

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Pay Attention To Your Triggers

Be aware of the situations that spike your anxiety (getting feedback, writing important emails, being put on the spot, or starting the day with a messy desk).

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Prepare A Few Grounding Techniques

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Get enough sleep, avoid too much caffeine, work by a window with natural light, and control noise in your workspace with headphones.