It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, your work can have a major impact on your stress levels. Whether you’re a full time mom, a corporate employee, a work from home parent, a business owner or a retiree who volunteers your time to help others, it can be stressful at times. Work is stressful in general whether it’s cooking dinner or managing an office of 50. Before your work starts to overwhelm you, here are a few simple tips to help you ease your workload and stress.
Wake Up Earlier
As long as you’re getting at least 8 solid hours of sleep each night, try to wake up earlier in the mornings to get yourself together. There’s so much you can do when you wake up earlier to make your life a bit easier. You can catch up on emails, do some work that’s difficult when the rest of your family is awake, prepare for the day ahead, or just sit down and enjoy some peace, quiet, and coffee without interruption. This time can have a major impact on the success of your day.
Don’t skip breakfast. The fastest way to feel down, out and not yourself during the day is to skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day for a reason and skipping it is only going to add to your work stress and life stress. Try something healthy such as fruit and yogurt, toast or even something a little more exciting such as an omelet.
When you can’t find an extra second in your day to do something, it’s time to re-evaluate where you’re at in life. It’s not like this for everyone, but for many of us it is a fact of life; we take on too much. There will come a time in your life when you need to evaluate your priorities and perhaps scale back a bit on those with the lowest rating.
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