Dealing with the load of work

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Last couple of years it was a big lesson for me when it comes to dealing with overload of tasks and responsibilities. At some point I even got sick as a result of it. But then I started to look closely at what I am doing in regards to my work and I started to apply the corrections.

And now comes the moment of the test. My usual job ( as a massage therapist ) is seasonal and it is also unpredictable, which means that it is not possible to make plan of much work I would have. And then there comes also an element that there are periods of less work, which in my case means that I have to "catch up" with it later to be able to pay for my bills and other expenses. And this makes it really difficult because here I have to push over the limits sometimes even though I wanted to avoid as a part of my corrections.

Anyway now I am entering into the "season" with intensive period of work. And I have been already challenged by it. But I do not allow myself to make the same mistakes as last year. When I see that I am have more work I immediately cut ( suspend ) other non-priority tasks / responsibilities/hobbies and I dedicate more time towards rest. And then what is also important is that I monitor closely my body weight. It is because my work is physically intensive and if I am not careful then I tend to lose my weight easy, which makes me weaker. And when it happens then it all goes as a chain reaction. What I mean here is that I get weaker, more tired etc. So now I monitor my weight closely and sometimes I literally "push" myself to eat so that my body gets all the necessary nutrients to be able to cope with the physical stress.

So this is the beginning of the season. I have been already challenged a little bit by the increased intensity at work but so far I see that I manage it quite well.


Written: 2015 - September - 25   Published: 2015 - October - 25      © Copyright 2015 - Greg Wiater