How to Finish All Your Work Commitments without getting a Major Burnout

11 January 2023

If you find yourself stuck with too many commitments, what can you do to tick them one by one?

It can get really frustrating and overwhelming when you’re working hard but nothing seems to get done. You finish one task here and then goes another big task you still have to do. But there are only eight hours in a workday, how can you manage to finish everything you said yes to without crushing and still staying sane by the end of the day?

It all boils down to how you manage your time and communicate with other people concerned. But before we go on giving tips, to not find yourself in a similar situation, learn how to say no. You already know how much your time, energy and brain can accommodate in a period of time so since you already have an idea, learn how to say no when you can’t squeeze something in your schedule anymore. You are not superhuman after all.

But you’re stuck now with too many commitments you can handle. How can you ensure that you won’t be breaking any bridges, still deliver your best to every commitment and stay sane throughout the whole process? Here are tips:

1. Communicate.

If you think you are overloaded at this particular moment and can’t reach the initial deadline you discussed, bargain. Let them know your progress, what caused the delay, and what are the next steps that you will do to ensure that you meet the next deadline. Just make sure that if you say a new date that you would be able to deliver by then. It also helps to regularly update your boss or client about the status of a project so that they know how fast and slow it has been moving and they can set realistic expectations about the arrival of the output.

2. Delegate.

Asking help from other people is not a sign of weakness. You are not good in everything and you won’t be able to handle everything you said yes to on your own. It’s time to phone a friend. If you think it’s an added expense, and yes it is, consider it as an investment. You won’t lose your client and you can deliver the best output since you asked for help. You can also ask help from your loved ones if in case there are errands that you won’t be able to run because of your current workload.

3. Eliminate or minimize your “unproductive” time.

You might not notice it but you might have been dedicating too much time for scrolling in social media, binge-watching shows, talking to your officemates about this and that. All these account to time. So a better way to enjoy these little things is to get your work done first. Delay gratification for just a little while if you are feeling tempted mentally. Know that you can always go back to where you left the conversation but if you leave an impression that you don’t work efficiently, it will be hard for you to change your reputation.

4. Invest in tools that will help you be more efficient and productive.

Your discomfort while working might be reduced with the use of ergonomic furniture. You can work more constantly if you are not interrupted by physical discomfort or tension. Second, ergonomically designed furniture can provide movement to your routinely sedentary job. A standing desk or standing desk converter makes it simple to transition from a standing to a sitting posture and vice versa. Using a desk bike, you can tick off your workout for the day without dedicating extra time for fitness. Thirdly, ergonomic furniture guarantees accessibility and comfort. Your chair, for example, may be moved around thanks to its easy-gliding caster wheels, and storage units can also be moved around thanks to their wheels. Fourth, ergonomic furniture can help you organize your things for work.

Here are some pieces that can help you be efficient with your time.

Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk (EF1)

This is a basic unit perfect for those who have never owned a height adjustable standing desks in their lives. This particular standing desk from FlexiSpot has five desktop color options: bamboo, mahogany, maple, black, and white. The height range is 28” to 47.6” while the desk frame comes in white, grey, and black. You may add a dual or single monitor mount that could be clamped on the desktop. Like the other desk mentioned above, you may also add caster wheels to this unit upon purchase.

The lifting speed is one inch per second while producing a sound no louder than 50 decibels. The weight capacity is 154 pounds or 70 kilograms. It also has inverted legs. This desk comes with a height programmable control panel with four memory buttons to save your sitting and standing height preferences.

V9 Pro Home Office Height Adjustable Cycle Desk Bike

This is a chair and a workout buddy rolled into one cool office accessory. This FlexiSpot product has comfortable pedals that hardly make any noise during pedaling, meaning it can be used comfortably even while in meetings and having the other partner around the room. The bike features a calorie tracker to monitor your progress and a customizable cardio with adjustable resistance levels. The height of the seat can be adjusted according to your desire and the removable keyboard tray may be used as a desktop. It’s compact and reliable that FlexiSpot customers love. It is much easier to workout while you’re working and make a consistent habit out of it because you won’t be needing to allot extra time just to tick off an exercise for the day. Thanks to this bike.

Sit-Stand desk Converter M7-32”

If you are not ready to commit just yet with a standing desk, you can opt for an instant and more affordable upgrade: a desk converter. This particular FlexiSpot product has a spacious 31.5” wide work surface that can easily fit two 24” monitors and a 28.4” wide quick-release keyboard tray. It makes use of high-powered gas springs that makes adjusting the height of the product smooth and stable. It is specially engineered with a bracing system that can respond immediately to rapid falls even if the desk is in full capacity. For extra safety, the desktop comes with rubber crash prevention pads and the legs have protective rubber feet. You can easily install a monitor mount, thanks to the product’s integrated monitor mounting grommet.