Sometimes work can feel like the last game of the NCAA March Madness – stressful, frantic, and anxiety-filled. You’re on the edge of your seat hoping to achieve your objectives for the day before the buzzer goes off. We’ve all been there, and while some workplace stress is inevitable, there are ways to manage the madness and excel in your career with minimal stress and organization.
Track Your Stressors And Develop Healthy Responses
What heightens your stress levels and how do you respond? These are completely different from person to person, but it’s important to identify what puts you on edge and how you naturally respond to it. Once you identify this, develop healthy coping methods. Relaxing with a good book, spending time with friends or family, doing yoga, or exercising are a few great ways many people cut stress.
Also make sure to get enough sleep so you’re refreshed and mentally prepared in the office. Sleep may be the first thing to slip when work gets tough, but that’s the time you need to make sleep a priority. If you're holding onto office stress at home, consider setting an alarm to get ready for bed. Brush your teeth, shower, play relaxing music, to clear your mind and prepare for sleep.
Planning ahead and staying organized can greatly reduce stress. Manage your time and tasks more efficiently with a method that works for you. Whether using calendar reminders, time tracking tools, or traditional pen and paper, make sure you’re prioritizing organization.
While multitasking seems like a great way to get more done at once, studies show it actually decreases your productivity by 40%. When you have a long to-do list productivity needs to be on your side. Say no to multitasking and focus on completing one task at a time.
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