Magazine article Working Mother

Tackling the Load

Magazine article Working Mother

Tackling the Load

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Those rounds of layoffs seem to be over-and you've been left with what seems like three jobs. It's unrealistic to ask for an assistant or a cut in your responsibilities. But something's gotta give. Carson Tate, founder of management consultancy Working Simply, in Charlotte, NC, weighs in on workload overload.

Embrace your productivity style.

Perhaps you're a perpetual Post-it note poster. Or maybe you like to pile your papers in stacks. When it comes to productivity, there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Assess your progress in terms of the techniques and tactics that seem to be working for you. Then note how much you get done, and how well.

Prevent popcorn brain.

If the incessant popping of ideas and to-dos leaves you feeling fried, do a brain dump. Write down every new inspiration and task to clear your psychic desk and help you relax. …

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