Deadlines, meetings, presentations and more meetings- if this describes a day in your work life then it is time you sat down and read this article through, Why? Because you could be driving yourself towards a stress-filled path of self-destruction.
Sure, work life can be time-consuming and energy draining but only if you make it that way. To get things started off, a working person has a total of 5-10 duties/responsibilities to take up for every hour he/she spend in the office. Apart from that are the usual distraction that diverts a person’s attention, leading to more stress when the deadline approaches. And the stress doesn’t leave you when you exit the office; it lingers along wherever you go. Many workers have spent sleepless nights thinking about work. This is not healthy, and we all know that workplace stress never resolves anything. So what do you do? What do you do when work keeps piling up on your desk? What do you do when you have deadlines after deadlines to reach? Well here are a few tips to get you through those rough patches in work.
1. Plan Your Day
The first thing you should do when you get to work is plan what you are going to do for the day. Plan, prioritize and schedule work that you want to complete for that day. Planning your day ahead makes it easier to work and lifts a right amount of stress and anxiety off your shoulders. Planning also gives you a good idea on what task to give priorities to, while also helping you manage time. Getting a good grip on time is of the essence in the work field.
2. Get Rid Of Distraction
Face it! You do not have time for petty things like, how many likes you have on Facebook or what the grapevines have in store at the moment. Get rid of as many distractions as you can as they will only eat away your time. A good and fast rule to follow is to stick to your plan and do not stir away from the job at hand.
3. Step Back And View
With timeline crunches, heated debates, meetings and due dates galore, it might feel like sitting in the eye of the storm. And when things don’t work out as they are supposed to, things truly fall out of place leaving behind a train wreck of work to salvage. To avoid getting into a mess, stress and working in haste, take a deep breath, step back and try to see the situation in a different perspective. Sometimes, looking at a problem through someone else’s shoes helps you come up with better solutions to the issue at hand, while also lowering your stress level.
4. Don’t Make A Mountain Out Of A Mole-Hill
Exaggerating is never the key to anything so don’t hold on to it. Should a problem arise in your work environment, the least thing you should do is to exaggerate the issue. Blowing up an issue out of proportion is an unnecessary headache not only for you but everyone around you as well. So, it keeps things clear face your problems with a steady, calm and level-headed mind.
5. Spend some “me” time
Sleep more, relax more but only when you are supposed to. Once you come home from a long day’s work, switch off your mobile and any other electronic device and spend some time attending and pampering yourself. Go for a walk, give yourself a facial or spend time with a loved one, or better yet, go to bed early. Turning off your work thoughts once you leave the office will help boost your mood and also lower your stress. Giving yourself love will also clear your mind, and you will be more ready to face the day tomorrow!
No matter what you do, don’t forget to breathe. Although it is an involuntary movement, what we are suggesting you, so it is to take things slow when problem crash down your work desk. Sometimes, a momentary shutting down of yourself from work can be beneficial to you and your workload. Just close your eyes and take a deep breath, slowly three or four times. Doing so slows down your heart rate and calms you down.
In short, be smart, be calm and be ready to face and tackle all of your problems in the workforce and don’t forget to tune it out when you leave the office. A steady work-life balance is all you need to keep your tension at bay and your health on track.
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