Being overwhelmed at work can often lead to burnout, absenteeism, and lower productivity levels. It’s bad for business and for talent retention.
Unfortunately, that feeling of being overwhelmed by e-mails, colleague interactions, and an infinite to-do list only makes it more difficult to make any progress towards a sense of calm. Stress and anxiety cause damage to the neural connections in your brain, making it harder to concentrate and potentially contributing to depression. You literally forget how to calm down. Things just get worse and worse.