The Streamlined Business Blog

How to Cope When You’re Overworked and Overwhelmed

overwhelmed-by-work-imageIt’s Friday and you don’t know where the week went with piles of “To Dos” left on the list. Ever feel like you’re working as fast as you can but not accomplishing what you meant to? You’re not alone—by along shot! In his classic bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey identifies rule number 1 for coping when you’re overwhelmed. Put first things first.

When you start feeling overwhelmed is exactly the time to ask yourself if you are letting the “urgent” but less important stuff crowd out the really important activities that can really make an impact.

Analyzing and optimizing your business systems and standardizing operations is one of those important and high impact tasks that perpetually get crowded out by all the “fire-fighting,” and urgent less important activities.

Fridays are great days to pause and consider your personal “systems.” Are they supporting your highest priorities? Remember to put first things first today.

Take 10 minutes right now to see where you could streamline business processes in your organization and identify one action step you can take to making next week more productive.

Leave a Reply

Privacy Policy

COMPROSE is aware of the need to address Internet privacy issues and we believe you should be aware of how we intend to treat any information about you that we might receive on the Internet as a result of your visit to the Site.

Information About COMPROSE’s On-Line Visitors

You can visit COMPROSE on the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors.

In general, we gather information about users of the Site collectively in order to determine, for example, which areas users access more frequently and which materials users access the most.

This information helps us to determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users by improving the content of the Site.

There are times however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. Customarily, the personal information COMPROSE obtains is used only to respond to inquiries, to process orders, for product registration, or to allow the user to access specific account information.

We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research such as, your interests, demographics, and experience with our products.


There is a technology called “cookies” which is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser which may then be stored on your system.

Some Site pages use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our Site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Website Links

COMPROSE’s Site may contain links to other websites. While COMPROSE tries to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, COMPROSE cannot take responsibility for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

Data Security

All of the information you submit at our site is encrypted and stored safely in a database that is backed up nightly.


If at anytime COMPROSE changes its privacy commitment, COMPROSE will post those changes here so that you will know what information COMPROSE gathers and how COMPROSE might use that information.