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9 Tips for Keeping it Together When You're Slammed With Work

Getting slammed at work is never fun—even if you love your job. There are lots of late nights, an onslaught of frantic emails, and all sorts of problems that keep popping out of nowhere. Who knew sitting at a desk all day could be so draining? (Oh, you did? Well, carry on then.)

If you’re handling a bustling week, month, or (Heaven forbid) year in the office, fear not. These resources will get you through it alive.

  1. The name of the game is preparation on all fronts when you’re gearing up for a rough time in the office. (The Daily Muse)
  2. Busy times may require you to (gasp!) wake up earlier. There’s good news, though: You can train yourself to get up in the wee hours of the morning. (Fast Company)
  3. Having to go to work with little or no sleep? Don’t worry: Here’s the schedule you should be using to get through the day. (Science of Us)
  4. Late morning is clinically the best time to get work done, so save your most pressing tasks for that point. (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. Do you know what the peak coffee time is? It could help you seriously up your productivity on a rough day. (Gizmodo)
  6. Be sure to take good breaks at work. And yes, there’s a scientifically proven way to have a good break. (Buffer)
  7. If you’re dealing with lots of work, chances are your colleagues are, too. Cut them some slack and remember to be nice no matter what. (Forbes)
  8. Also make sure you’re communicating effectively with your team via email, as it’ll save a lot of stress as you navigate your workload. (99U)
  9. Be sure to take time to decompress after a long day, or else you won’t be prepared for what’s to come. (Zen Habits)

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