An effective method of dealing with one common source of stress is to follow some time management tips.
These ideas can be useful during work as well as in our personal daily activities.
We all face numerous types of pressure from our jobs, family life, and other responsibilities.
Similar to a tub filling with water, negative energy slowly builds up until it overflows into other areas of life.
Related problems such as:
…and a variety of unpleasant physical issues then start to manifest!
Simply learning to utilize your time more wisely is the key to cutting off this source of stress, and can subsequently lead to a more happy and prosperous life!
One Thing At A Time
Let’s face the facts, it’s not easy to remain stress-free in today’s world.
Many jobs require us to multitask in order to stay competitive, and this can be difficult for some.
For instance, do you know that if you get interrupted while doing one task and are directed to now do another, it can take as long as 20 minutes to integrate yourself back into the original project?
That’s why it’s important to remain cool and be a singletasker as much as possible. I know, easier said than done, right?
But if you try to remain focused on the task at hand, instead of letting your mind wander about everything else that needs to be done, it gets easier.
We all have the same amount of time available to us everyday, 24 hours!
When it seems like there is a mountain of work ahead of you, don’t “stress-out” wondering how you will ever get it all done.
Break the project down into smaller time periods. These can be only an hour or two each, but give all of your attention to them.
Things become much more manageable when you do it this way, and you might be surprised at how much you can accomplish!
First Things First
At the start of every day is the point when your mind is sharpest, and your body has the most energy.
It’s important, therefore, to prioritize your schedule in order of most important things to be done first.
This will lessen your stress by getting those tasks out of the way so you can coast a bit later on.
Also, if things get crazy during the day and you can’t finish all you had planned, at least you got the important stuff done!
Remove any distractions that may cause you to lose focus.
I know we all like to have our Smart Phones near so that we can keep up with the latest posts on Facebook, but doing so may place an unnecessary burden on your mind.
Allowing your attention to wander can disrupt your entire schedule, and force you to start scrambling to get it all done.
Can you feel the stress building when this happens?
Additionally, if you have a job where you have to sit or stand in one spot all day, try and look for opportunities to move around or stretch out once in awhile.
If your body becomes uncomfortable you can’t perform mentally at the highest peak.
In other words, when one part of the machine isn’t running smoothly, the other parts suffer as well!
I hope you found these time management tips helpful, and feel free to let me know what you think:)
Remember…“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.” Peter Drucker