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HOW TO REGAIN CONTROL WHEN YOUR TO DO LIST TAKES OVER.

“A growing number of younger workers are complaining of stress, accusing their bosses are using the tough economic climate to justify increasing their workload,” reported Sky News last month. This is not a new problem, but the current economic climate is exacerbating the problem.

In SMEs, with fewer spare resources, absences, rush jobs and the seasonal peaks can easily leave staff overwhelmed. And getting on top of your workload when you feel overwhelmed is a particularly tough time management problem.

When you feel overwhelmed by all the things you need to do, it can freeze you into not doing any of them, which will only make the situation worse. So you need to seize control.

Here is a simple seven-step process you can use when you start to feel overwhelmed.

Read that process…

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