In 2024, just one living female Irish artist has made the top 100 on Irish radio
In 2024, just one living female Irish artist has made the top 100 on Irish...

Sarah Gill

Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter
Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter

Sarah Gill

This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million
This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million

Sarah Finnan

This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending
This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending

Megan Burns

The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing

Sarah Finnan

Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables
Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’

Sarah Gill

Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September
Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September

IMAGE

Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer
Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer

Megan Burns

This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25...

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

Here’s How To tell Your Boss You’re Drowning In Too Much Work


By Jennifer McShane
23rd Jan 2017
Here’s How To tell Your Boss You’re Drowning In Too Much Work

If like us, you’ve just crawled out of bed and are already frazzled at the thoughts of your jam-packed working week ahead, we feel you. Some of us feel like tattooing I Need A Break Now on our foreheads. Broaching the topic of the excess workload with your boss can be tricky; it isn’t easy to say; actually, I’m drowning in those six presentations (that should be done by several people, not single-handedly) and I need a break. But, there is a tactful way to solve this dilemma, according to the team at The Science of Us.

They point to an informative?piece published in Harvard Business Review (HBR)?offering a few suggestions, and the first, in which you cut yourself some slack is an important one. Quite often, if we feel we can’t cope with our?workload, we automatically feel like we’ve failed. But?you haven’t failed. You’re human and sometimes, you’re just genuinely overworked and likely need to up your time management skills. Rather than drowning in a sea of emails and panic, tell your manager you need to begin again – burning yourself out to the point of mental and physical exhaustion is never the answer.

Other key advice suggests that rather than presenting a list of complaints as to why you can’t do the work, come up with a draft of solutions to get around the issues and start from there – in other words, the glass-is-half-full approach as you’ll get further attacking the problem in a positive manner. The HBR piece suggests that for each problem, you should come up with three potential solutions, such as: getting another college?to help or that tasks be stretched?out to give you more breathing space.

The three issues above should help you start the process, right after you close this tab and get back to work that is….

See more tips over yonder.