Do you find yourself stressed all the time? Are you trying to juggle a lot of tasks at once? Then just take a few minutes to continue reading to hear some tips on how to slow down, de-stress and still get everything done.
We all find ourselves stressed out from time to time and it can really impact what we do and the way we do it. Stress management is key, so it is important to find ways to reduce your stress levels so that you can work at your best and so you can be happier.
Some stress symptoms include feeling anxious, irritable, difficulty concentrating, constant worrying, having headaches, sleeping problems, and snapping at people more. If you’re experiencing some of the symptoms of stress then you need to take some steps to reduced your stress. Here are our tips on how to reduce stress:
1. Just breathe
Just take a minute to calm down. Getting yourself worked up isn’t going to help in any way. Taking a minute to just gather your thoughts, breathe and calm down can go a long, long way to coping with stress.
2. Write a list
Write down everything you need to get done in to a list, and write how long it will most likely take you to complete each task and when it needs to be done. This way you can see what needs to be done first and which tasks make more sense to get completed straight away. My tip would be to get the shorter tasks done first, that way you will have less tasks to complete so it will be a huge weight off your shoulders and will go a long way to reducing stress levels.
3. Prioritise yourself
If someone asks you to do something and it doesn’t need to be done or someone else can do it then just politely say ‘no’. Tell them you’ve already got a lot to get done and you may be able to do it another time but until then you’re sorry but you’ve got other priorities.
4. Stop procrastinating
A large proportion of the time we spend stressing is because we sit and think about for a long time rather than just getting on with it. So instead of procrastinating and sitting there not doing anything, just get on with it and get it done.
5. Cut unessential things out of your day
If you have a lot to do then try to cut things out of your day; if you wear makeup and style your hair everyday then free up some time and leave it for a day or two. You could precook all your meals for a week and freeze them, this way it’ll just take a couple of minutes heating up your food rather than 30 minutes to cook it. You’ll also save yourself a huge chunk of time from cleaning up after cooking every day.
6. Change your sleeping times
If you are sleeping in a lot or going to bed early then maybe cut down your sleeping hours. Obviously don’t cut them down so much you aren’t going to function the next day, but aim for maybe 6 or 7 hours of sleep, so you have more time to get stuff done. On the contrary, if you find yourself working to the early hours and waking up so early that you are so unbelievably tired the next day, then make sure you sleep a little extra so that you’re functioning properly.
Hopefully some of these simple things will help you get rid of some of that stress. If you think of anymore tips please let us know.