How to deal with Stress
One thing at a time.
You’ll feel better and less stressed if you just do one thing at a time. No matter if it is at work, in school or in your private life. This will make it easier to focus and to do a job of higher quality right away. Instead of having to go back several times and polish and rearrange to get the result you want.
If you have to multi-task a few things during your day then set off some time for that. Single-task during most of your day but set off an hour in the afternoon for instance to do all of that multi-tasking stuff in one big swoop.
Pack your bag before you go to sleep.
A simple one but one that can save you a lot of stress in the morning. Take 5 minutes before you go to bed to do this and you’ll also be less likely to forget something important like your wallet or phone.
Set clear boundaries for your day.
This is very important.
You need to have a good balance between work and rest. Try to not work before 8 in the morning or after 7 in the evening.
Disconnect over the weekend.
It is also helpful to find a good balance between work and rest from a weekly perspective. You can do that by staying away from work and staying offline – except for one email check – during the weekend.
If you have a mobile phone for work leave it at your job. Or at least put it in silent mode, check it once every 24 hours and only call back if it is something important. Otherwise, let it wait until Monday.
Make sure you take time to do what you love to do.
Learn to get the necessary done quicker and don’t get lost in “have-tos”. Prioritise what really matters to you and carve out time during your weekend or evenings to do what you love doing.