Put important things first. This is the habit of self- management. It involves organizing and managing time and events around personal priorities. Develop
clear values and a sense of purpose.
Being prepared reduces stress. When you’re facing a situation that you know will be stressful to you, rehearse it, either mentally or with a friend. Anticipate what might occur and plan your response.
Do It Now
Procrastination breeds stress! Do your most difficult task at the beginning of the day when you’re fresh; avoid the stress of dreading it all day.
Put Perfectionism in it’s Proper Place
Perfectionism is often a poor use of time. Not everything requires perfection. High priority items require more perfection than low priority items. By demanding perfection of yourself and others, you may be wasting time in unnecessary effort.
Think of stressful situations as a challenge to your creative thinking, rather than looking at them as insurmountable problems. Generate solutions.
Learn to Say “No”
Say “no” when your schedule is full: to responsibilities that aren’t yours; to emotional demands that leave you feeling exhausted; to other people’s problems that you don’t have the power to solve.
Take Care of your Body
You will have more energy and become stress hardy when you eat a balanced diet, get sufficient sleep and exercise regularly.
Use positive self-reinforcement: “I can handle this one step at a time”, instead of frightening or depressing yourself by coming up with reasons why you can’t cope.
Actively seek support from friends, colleagues, and family. Don’t be a Lone Ranger.Download Article 1K Club