Listen to Shelley Crawford, an EMCC Global Accredited Master Practitioner and Accredited Supervisor, talk about multitasking and coping mechanisms. 
 
In this video, I'm going to talk about what is happening in your brain when you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Hi, I'm Shelley Crawford, and I'm an internationally accredited coaching psychologist and well-being trainer.  
 
In reality, successful multitasking does not always work. In fact, There is a substantial amount of research that suggests that the multitasking undermines our efficiency because it takes extra energy and time to shift those mental gears every time a person switches between tasks.  
 
Avoiding multitasking at work can be difficult, especially when individuals feel overwhelmed already. It is important to speak to a health professional about this feeling before you reach the burnout stage. Given the diminished benefits of multitasking, however, you could make a few simple and conscious changes to work more efficiently and feel less overwhelmed. Instead of bouncing back and forth between tasks and tabs on your computer, you might deliberately allocate portions of your time to do the things you need to do. In dispersing an activity into your that makes you feel positive and good can also relieve the feeling of overwhelm because when you feel a positive emotion, your brain releases other hormones and chemicals called dopamine and noraepinephrodite. 
 
These make you feel calmer and more motivated and more engaged again. Some other things that you can do to help you feel less overwhelmed could be trying to identify exactly what stresses are making you feel that way, and to see if you can get assistance from someone else with these. For example, if you are trying to do all the housework and you're working late into the night to finish emails, you might get someone to help you with the housework.  
 
Alternatively, buy a diary or a journal and write down what has worried you or made you feel stressed during the day. Accessing professional help from a coach or therapist will also help you. Speak to a friend, take the dog for a longer walk, or insist on using some of your time to take up your favourite activity. It's important that if you feel overwhelmed again, even though you have tried to take steps to feel better, you should see your doctor who will work with you to help you manage your situation better. So remember, Verve Health care is here to keep you healthy and happy.  
 
If you feel you need more support or things deteriorate for you, please get hold of your doctor or otherwise, log into your Verve portal and click the link to request a survey. You will then be able to access all the support you need. 
 
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