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Overworking is defined as indulging in work activities beyond your physical and mental capacity by increasing the workload and number of hours. It usually happens when the organizational structure is gamed to promote deadline-oriented work without providing adequate human resources.
Organizations ensure that the workers provide them with the required output at every cost, giving efficiency and project completion top-priority.
Many companies encourage overworking and employees feel that they are in a race to achieve more, and might get fired otherwise.
We forgot long ago that health is more important than money.
Time is of the essence and it is one that does not wait for anyone. Therefore it is our job to make sure that we spend our time wisely.
When we don't prioritize our lives and what's important to us, we won't go anywhere and we won't be able to reach our goals. Our priorities in life should be aligned with our values and our personal goals within the next decade.
There are two principles to understand when it comes to prioritizing:
Once we learn the answers to those questions we can only then behind to properly prioritize what is needed.
We usher in the factors of time and scheduling, our reasoning, our capability of pursuing, and proper tracking of progress. When we hold ourselves accountable for each action taken, we are able to waste less time and become more productive.
Being able to perform any type of professional activity with a focus that is unable to be penetrated by any type of distraction is deep work. This habit helps push our cognitive capabilities to their own limits into which improves our skills and adds value to ourselves.
Having periods of long-focus allows us to focus less on the pressure of time and more on what we produce in that time. By finishing what is needed, we have more time to ourselves and it is easier to see our priorities.
We often walk a fine line between feeling challenged with the tasks we set and feeling overwhelmed by them.
Living in a constant state of busyness as a badge of honour can cause stress and damage our health and relationships. And when stress is self-made, it is less likely to disappear.
Procrastinators severely overestimate how hard it is to finish a task.
While it can be very tough to start, you'll gain momentum and achieve ten times more work with the same willpower. The result will also be much more rewarding.
You overestimate your skills and underestimate the challenge. Your goals may be too small, or you didn't break the big goals into daily tasks.
What you find yourself doing: You don't write a deadline on your calendar, but promise to start tomorrow. You may even tell everyone how easy it is or what you plan to do.
Solution: Commit to a deadline, or make it a challenge to get done as much as possible.
You may love your work, but other tasks seem more appealing because you gravitate towards the path of least resistance.
Solution: Block your distractions. Plan days where you reward yourself generously, to make smaller temptations less attractive.
Preparation scares you. You want improved quality when you didn't work for long enough to optimize. You may waste your time by giving too much time to irrelevant details.
Solution: Shift your focus from results to actions.
Your interpretation of failure is preventing you from working.
Solution: When you failed, you did not understand how much you actually learned. Take a day off to stop thinking.
You have over-committed and have no time left. Even if you have time, you sometimes don't see the point in spending time on those tasks.
Solution: If a task is irrelevant, stop the task. Use only the best-performing ways to achieve your objectives. Prioritize your goals and work on one at a time. Also, know that you can make progress at a slower pace.
Your poor time-management/prioritization skills are setting you back. You hate routines because you feel they take away your freedom, but then you never have time to do what you love.
Solution: Learn to work smarter with the Pomodoro technique and the Eisenhower's Matrix.