prioritize self care
develop a support network
learn stress management techniques
focus on what you can control and let go of things beyond your control
Always remember it is the little things that make the biggest difference.
1. Make your bed. If you accomplish the first task of the day well, then the rest of the day has a better chance of going well. Do the little things right!
2. Paddle as a team. You can’t change the world on your own. Find someone to help you.
3. Don’t discount the small guys. Measure a person by the size of their heart and their commitment.
4. You will never be perfect. Keep moving forward.
5. Life’s not fair and you will fail often. Don’t be afraid to fail.
6. Sometimes you have to attack life head first; take measured risks.
7. Don’t back down from the sharks. Face and confront your fears head on.
8. The Darkest moments. It is in your darkest moments that you will need to be your best.
9. Hope. One person can change the world by giving hope. Lift up the down-trodden
10. Never quit.
Making time for myself is very important. I'm pulled in many different directions and there are a lot of people who need something from me, sometimes at the same time. It's important to prioritize those 'asks' and set/manage their expectations accordingly. I make sure I have a few minutes in my day to do the things I enjoy the most. Sometimes it's listening to music in the car in between home/work/meetings/running the kids around. Since I am a night owl, that is where I carve out my time to read, needlepoint, or knit.
Getting good sleep is very important also.
Amritjot Singh’s Answer
We've all heard the quote "If you're going to do it, do it right" ... thats garbage. Why? If you're going to do it, then just do it. Naturally, if you have a positive attitude, then you will want to do your best. As you continue to do it, you will get better. If you want to improve the way you are doing a thing, then your actions will reflect upon your attitude, and you'll get to the point where you are doing it and doing it to the best of your ability. Repetion creates speed because you become faster at doing it. As you expand your skills you will develop or at least brain storm with people to figure out how to do it faster and more efficient.
You can't sit on the couch for an enitre year with no exersise, then get up and run 100 miles. You can't expect your brain to do that either. You have to cultivate your mental stength.
This relates to high pressure / stress because if your attitude is bad then you give power to that stresser or to that obstacle. On the other hand, if you have a positive attitude and you know that you're giving it your all then you will overcome it.
Lastly, just repeat this at the end of every day. "Today I did my best, tomorrow I will do better"
Notice stress in its early stages. ...
Think first, act second. ...
Identify what you can (and can't) control. ...
Find a distraction. ...
Stay positive. ...
Calm your voice. ...
Understand you have a choice.
Some things that help me currently are....
-Taking the time to make sure that I work out 4-5 times a week.
- Getting to bed by 9pm.
-Taking the time Monday to recuperate and make my schedule for the following week.
-Sunday I relax and reset in order to get ready for the upcoming week.
-Taking the time to do an act of self care each night.
-A new one that I recently added is making sure I get a massage once every 2 months and a professional facial done once a month.
- Skipping any meals during the day is not an option for me.
-Taking time to unwind/ read/ and an hour without screen time.
I hope this helps! It has minimized my stressed tremendously.
1. Have a routine. For example, I have a set time I wake up every morning and a set time I must be in bed by. By having a routine, I feel more in control and aware of the things going on around me. Within this routine, be sure to set boundaries with work and protect certain parts of your personal life.
2. Exercise. Whether that may be through going to the gym, playing sports, or just going for a walk! Exercise is key to minimizing stress and being able to find a way to release that energy that may have been building up.
3. Minimize screen time. I find that minimizing my time on my phone (and especially social media) allows me to be more productive with my work and personal life. Since I am more productive, I am able to focus much easier on work and get it done quicker, leading to a lot less stress.
4. Set small goals for yourself every week. Goals like making your bed, making time to go eat at your favorite restaurant, going to the gym (getting stronger), reading a book, watching a new movie or TV show, and more. By setting small goals for myself, it makes my week focused around a certain goal. Once I reach that goal, I reward myself with self care!
5. Reward yourself for your accomplishments! Do not be afraid to reward yourself when you do something well or reach a goal, whether personally or in work. This may include going to see a new movie! Buying a new tee shirt you always wanted! Or going out to eat!
Try to build your own support network at work, personally it helps me a lot!, ask for help when is required, don't be shy and dont feel bad if you need it.
Your priority is YOU, your family, your beloved ones. The way I take care of my self while performing good at my job is:
-I set in my calendar two breaks: one to stretch and other to rest my eyes
-I set in my calendar my working hours: so that other people won't add me to meetings outside of my working hours
-As soon as I recognize that I'm feeling high levels of stress (nervous, anxiety, mad, ...), I close my eyes and focus on my breath (1 minute)
-Self-trust: I always know that I'm capable of, if I'm in this position, if my boss trusted me to do something is because I can and If I start to feel that is too much I ask for help.
-Dont wait for fridays to get fun or feel relief, give yourself a daily reward.. could be as simple as to set time for a warm bath, walk around the block, watch your favorite tv serie... small things make a difference
Anna Lyn’s Answer
As for other things, I agree with some who said time management. Being efficient with time management can help with stress.
Also, knowing stress auras help me choose to have a time to regroup myself before anything else. It helps to utilize my break time for myself alone to relax, close my eyes and think nothing for 5-10 minutes depending on the situation. I do the same when dealing with difficult people.