5 top tips to managing your stress to create success

  • Managing your time. Too many people hate the idea of being very organised and having a rigorous schedule intimidates people, it makes people think they have a million things to do. This will, in the long run, help you, setting aside time to do specific tasks and being aware what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by will lead you to be a lot more confident in what you must do and allows you to take steps to achieve it.

  • Sleeping and eating correctly. This point cannot be emphasised enough, lack of sleep makes your brain over complicate tasks and makes you feel easily overwhelmed. A fresh night’s sleep allows you to face the day with the correct frame of mind. Sleeping more can be achieved by setting an alarm on your phone to tell you the time to go to sleep to achieve the required hours your body needs. Eating correctly is paramount also. Frequently people would say when they are nervous they are far less likely to eat, however, managing stress and highly demanding tasks requires to have energy. Eating breakfast in the morning will allow you to be set up for the morning, brain food is a must.

  • Don’t bury your head in the sand. If stress leads to pushing the work to one side this will lead to you feeling more overwhelmed later along the line. Try to keep up the tasks at hand and if there are too many tasks, communicate with your line manager and explain that you feel overwhelmed. Your manager will understand this, and it will allow your manager to be able to cater tasks towards you and understand what tasks you thrive in most. Create a to-do list daily, to allow you to be aware of the tasks at hand.

  • Communication is key. The importance of speaking to your co-workers about tasks is paramount. If you are unsure how to carry a task our or have anxious feelings about taking on a new responsibility don’t feel as if you must suffer in silence. Arrange a meeting with your manager and explain how you feel and they will provide practical solutions to help you, support you and manage the workload.

  • Try and work out what part of your job is bringing on the stress. For some people, it can be due to being fed up with the same scenery or finding another employee hard to work alongside. Speak to your manager/ co-worker about how this can be adapted. Enquire to see if working from home a couple of days a week is an option.

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