Help, I need somebody.
Can’t… hold… up… much… longer…
Weighted down by the proverbial overflowing plate? Before you throw in the towel (or hurl the entire plate at your boss), sit down, take a deep breath and say it out loud: “I need help.”
The hardest part’s over. Now you just have to figure out where you’re going to get help. If it’s work that’s weighing you down, have a heart-to-heart with your boss or coworkers. (Use your best judgment—if you get fired, we had nothing to do with it.) Maybe they can help lighten your workload or offer suggestions for working more efficiently.
At home, share your feelings with your roommate or family members. Maybe it’s time to delegate some chores, invest in a cleaning service or hire some contractors to get those projects done.
Because clearly, crabbing about everything you have to do isn’t working.