For leaders or truly anyone with a team, the best advice to managing late night stress from all the work piling up is straightforward.
- Make a list of all the impossible tasks
- “List the people who merit your belief in their reliability, truth, ability, or strength. Were talking about work here so Im assuming these are co-workers, but dont limit yourself to your immediate team or leads. Who is everyone in the company that you fully trust?”
“…Theres a reason you signed up for all these impossible tasks and big rocks. You were coming from an enthusiastic and optimistic place, but if youre a leader of humans, the right answer might be to ask for help. The right answer might be to give the task to someone else who might not do as good a job, but who will learn more than you.”