Managing Time to Reduce Stress
In the paced world we live in today stress has become a common companion, for many people. One significant factor contributing to this stress is the feeling that time is slipping away uncontrollably. However, adopting effective time management techniques can serve as a remedy.
1. Mindful Planning;
Start your day with an approach to planning. Of diving headfirst into tasks take a moments to outline your priorities and set realistic expectations for what you can accomplish. This mindful planning sets a tone for the day.
2. Allow for Flexibility;
Life is unpredictable. Tasks often take longer than expected. Build in some buffer time within your schedule to account for delays or interruptions. By doing you not reduce stress but also approach your daily activities in a more relaxed manner.
3. Delegate Responsibly;
Acknowledge that you don’t have to shoulder every responsibility on your own. Delegate tasks whenever possible whether at work or home. Not does this lighten your load. It also promotes teamwork and collaboration.
4. Embrace Imperfection;
Striving for perfection in every task can be a source of stress. Recognize that it’s okay for things to be “good enough.” Setting standards, for yourself can alleviate the pressure to achieve levels of perfection.
5. Combine Similar Tasks;
It’s helpful, to group tasks that’re similar together and tackle them all at once. This reduces the effort needed to switch between types of activities and improves overall efficiency.
6. Prioritize Self Care;
Make sure to include self care activities in your routine. Whether its taking a walk practicing meditation or engaging in a hobby you enjoy taking breaks for self care can revitalize your mind and body making you more resilient to stress.
7. Learn to Disconnect;
In todays connected world it’s important to set boundaries with technology. Allocate specific times to check emails and messages and resist the temptation to always be available. This helps create a balance between work and personal life.
By focusing on stress reduction through time management individuals can completely change how they experience their lives. By incorporating these strategies into their routines individuals can navigate their responsibilities smoothly fostering a sense of tranquility and well being, amidst lifes demands.
David Alssema is a Body Language Expert and Motivational Speaker. As a performer in the personal development industry in Australia he has introduced and created new ways to inspire, motivate and develop individuals.
David Alssema started his training career with companies such as Telstra and Optus Communications, and then developed Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) within workplace training as principal of Paramount Training & Development.
As an author/media consultant on body language and professional development David has influenced workplaces across Australia. He contributes to Media such as The West Australian, ABC Radio, Australian Magazines and other Australia Media Sources.