At one time or another, we all feel overwhelmed. If you’re like the vast majority, you’ve probably got any number of irons in the fire at one time and often feel like you’re running in circles, chasing your tail. The pressures of daily life are bound to catch up with us; it’s not a matter of if, but when.

How do we continue on with the daily grind and push these feelings of overwhelm and stress to the side? We bury ourselves in the sand and wonder why we can’t move our arms. Read that again.

We bury ourselves in the sand and wonder why we can’t move our arms.

We can point the blame in every other direction a million times over, accusing people of taking advantage of our kindness and willingness to help. We can be resentful of the ones who require our attention and don’t even notice how exhausted we’ve become. Continue reading

It doesn’t matter if you are the employee or the employer, if your workload is overwhelming and spilling into other aspects of your life, it might be time to think about quitting your job. There is a fine line between a normal workload and being overwhelmed with work duties.

Everyone is different, thus are their thresholds of tolerance for workload stress. There are several key factors to consider before jumping ship, which we explore below.

Your Skills are Underutilized

Work can be very unsatisfactory if your skills are not recognized and put to work. You can have all the training in the world, but if aren’t using any of that training, you are being underutilized. Continue reading