In digital marketing and PR, there’s a lot of pressure to be everywhere and learn it all and it can be easy to stretch yourself too thin and become overwhelmed. When you’re feeling stress, it’s harder to think clearly and you’re more likely to make it a mistake. It can be difficult to concentrate and you may end up procrastinating.
What is your best?
So to minimise any stress and get you on your A game, you need to be at your best. Best is a subjective term but what we mean by being your best is:
- Being positive.
- Communicating effectively.
- Trusting others.
- Being organised.
The workplace environment can have a big effect on your overall mood. If you’re not feeling positive when you’re walking into work, or to your computer in the morning, have a think about why. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try taking a step back and breaking things down into smaller, manageable chunks. If you’re unhappy with the culture, it might be time to think about moving on and finding a new role elsewhere.
Effective communication is so important to doing well in your role. Now that we’re doing so much over email, video calls and instant messaging, it can be a challenge to keep track of everything, so dedicate time each day to catch up with your emails and other messages. Be mindful of the language you’re using and how it could be interpreted by others. When you have a point to make, be direct.
We express our trust in others in several ways. We trust them to do their job to a good standard so if we need them for our own work, they’ll deliver. If you find yourself chasing people for work unnecessarily, you might have a trust issue with your colleague(s) or maybe they’re part of a bigger problem.
Being organised is tough, but it’s so worth it. It makes all of the other points on this list so much easier, because if you’re organised, you know what’s going on with your work, so you can feel positive. You’re up to date, so you can communicate effectively without feeling stressed or untrusting of your colleagues.
Give it your all and feel confident in your work
When you know you’re working at your best performance, you’re much less likely to make a mistake. By being positive, you’ll start each day with a positive mindset and a productive frame of mind. Communicating effectively with others means you’ll see progress and stay informed. This builds trust with the rest of your team, so you can have peace of mind that they will handle what you need them to. Knowing all that means you can be organised in your role, staying on top of all the bits of tasks that come your way.
With that confidence you can be assertive, make decisions and feel in control of everything you do – because you know that whatever happens, you’ve done your best. In the end, all we can do is our best.