I gain so much inspiration from my clients each and every day. With their permission, I’m passing along some of their best practices for coping (even thriving) during these challenging times.
Try saying “Yes, but…” instead of “yes” or “no.” Do you struggle with over-committing to an always-expanding list of new projects (potentially leading to over-work and burn-out)? Do you work in an environment where saying “no” to a request may lead to the perception that you’re not “a team player” or fully committed to helping others? If so, gain a higher level control of your workflow (while still being a ‘team player’) by saying: “Yes, but what I need to succeed is…” Consider the ‘who, what, when, where and how’ needed to complete the project and make your needs known as you commit to the work.