It has been found out that it is vital that you take the time to slow down and enjoy yourself while also de-stressing your hectic life which may arise from going to work,having to take the kids to school,going to church and so on.That can all be achieved by doing the following 4 things which INFORMATION NIGERIA has put up together to stay away from stress caused by a busy life.
1. Do one thing at a time.
Researchers found that when frequent multitaskers attempted to focus on a single task, they used their brains less effectively than non-frequent multitaskers. Instead of stressing yourself out and attempting to juggle multiple tasks, focus one thing at a time and then move on to the next item on your list once you’ve completed that task.
2. Double the estimate of how long anything will take.
How often have you underestimated the time it takes you to complete a task? If you’re like most of us, it happens pretty frequently. When this over simplification and underestimation of required time happens, you’re adding unnecessary stress to your life. To prevent that, double the time it will take you to complete a task — both at home and in the office.
For example, if you plan to spend 30 minutes editing an article you just wrote, extend that to an hour so that you’re not rushing to meet that deadline and increasing your stress without any added benefit. Not only will this help you spot mistakes, you aren’t rushing in an unhealthy way to get the job done.
3. Stop being late.
Sometimes this is out of your hands. What if your vehicle won’t start or there’s an accident on the highway? But, if you get a head start by waking up and leaving the house earlier, you’re reducing the morning rush, and hence the undo stress that worry and rushing causes.
4. Achieve work-life balance.
Working too much isn’t just stressful, it can be detrimental to your overall health. But, how can you achieve a work-life balance? INFORMATION NIGERIA has the following suggestions;
Prepare for the upcoming week.
Celebrate each holiday.
Disconnect for awhile.
Designate specific work hours..
Automate as much as you can.