1. Organise your day by priorities: Being organised helps you to structure the day ahead and makes your workload seem more approachable and feasible to meet the deadlines. One of the techniques that may help you is to make a "To Do" list before you leave home. This way, when you are back at the office the next morning, you would know exactly where to start. Moreover, knowing your priorities and the tasks that require your immediate attention, will help you maintain your focus and concentration on what is important.
2. Take well timed breaks: Taking breaks is very important to ensure that your concentration is not lost. Make sure that every now and then you you take a short break, walk around the office, go to the kitchen and get a fruit or step outside for a minute. It is definitely good to take sometime outside and let your eyes rest from the computer screen. Avoid having lunch at your desk and having a sandwich quickly - there are a few things here to remember: a) eating fast is bad for your digestion system and can damage your health b) eating at your desk you are not concentrating neither on your food nor on your work.
3. Avoid more than one caffeine intake per day: This one is probably the most challenging to keep up with because nothing motivates you like a good cup of coffee. However, caffeine may increase the level of your anxiety without you even realising it. It can also make you edgy or react impulsively. So try and keep your caffeine intake to a minimum.
4. Have regular meetings with your manager: You'd think this one is straight forward and quite natural. Not all employers will see it that way. It is important that you have regular meetings with your manager to discuss any issues/challenges or the workload. This will help you see the bigger picture of your job rather than focusing on a tiny part of it. It will also ensure a good relationship with your manager and that you are both on the same page when it comes to work.
5. Avoid having your emails/calendar on your phone: If you are in a top senior position this may not always be possible to do if you need to be in contact 24/7. However, for the rest of us out there, we should try and avoid having emails on our personal phones. It is truly psychological, once we have it on our phone, we are tempted to check it all the time and then if we see an important email, we are tempted to reply or even worse anticipate the next day, thus causing your mind and body think of work --> not healthy.
6. Work/Life Balance: After you are done with your work day, make sure that you have something to keep your mind off work: healthy relationship, fitness, socialising with friends - whatever it may be, remember to always take care of yourself. At the end of the day, it is just a job and yes the employment market is tough and we hold on to what we have, but it is just a job. There is more to life than the world of emails and internal politics.