A constant challenge leaders experience today is never getting caught up with work. When you leave work every day with a pile of unresolved problems and unchecked to-do lists, it can feel very exhausting.
Some leaders carry that worry around with them into the next day.
Below are some tips to help you feel more balanced:
- As a manager, you are never done your work. If you stop telling yourself you should be caught up, you will feel better. Leave worries about your work behind at the end of the day. Don't worry, they will be waiting for you when you return!
- Have a Personal vision- when you have a vision, it gives you a direction, you fuel passion and momentum into your work. Every day that you have direction and purpose, you will not feel stuck and overwhelmed because you are headed somewhere. Even if you don't complete all your work, you know you have made headway and you have somewhere to go. What kind of vision are you trying to build with your staff?
- Take Care of Yourself- don't compromise self-renewal. Heavily guard three areas of your health: sleep, diet, and exercise. Get the proper amount of these three to continue to have the energy to do your job.
- There will always be change, a leader's role is to create stability and direction for the team. Inspire hope by keeping enthusiasm high, recognizing achievement and not letting teams get bogged down with negative energy.