How To Combat Stress Through Time Management
Nowadays stress is one of the biggest causes of so many illnesses – both physical and mental, but often we can see a huge reduction in stress simply by making changes in our own lives and in the way we approach and do things, and this also applies to both work and personal life, yet often we find that we adopt different rules for ourselves in these areas.
One of the main causes of stress is by taking on too much and not being organized enough – this is quite understandable when we look at how busy our modern lifestyles have become, but that doesn’t mean we can’t change things and take back more control so that we can have less stress overall.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some ways to manage your time so that you can combat stress more effectively and stop it from overtaking your life if that’s been the case until now.
The very first step of taking back the control of your life is to know what your priorities are, so for example, if you feel like you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything you’ve got to do, then it’s really time to evaluate just how you’re spending your time each day and what needs to be cut. This is often quite difficult because there’s a lot of pressure these days to be able to do it and have it all, but at the end of the day, you have to be spending your time in a way that makes you feel good and not according to what other people think you should be doing.
Whether it’s outsourcing your Corporate Photography business tasks to a VA or organizing someone to come in and clean your house once a week, getting good at outsourcing the things that need done, but that don’t need to be done by you is a great way to start getting some freedom back in your life and ultimately reducing stress. Even if it’s just something like looking for a company who offers cleaning services and asking them to come in once a week, this is going to take a whole lot of pressure away from you instead of you trying to do everything on your own.
Batch your tasks
Once you know what tasks you’re able and willing to take on by yourself, then a good way to approach this is to batch similar acivities together. For example, if you want to start eating better and feel like cooking every night after work is too exhausting, then you could set aside a day of the week to batch cook and prep your meals. Or even if it’s in your business, you could batch things like content creation or client calls.
Use time blocking
Time blocking is a great technique to start using in order to manage your time in a more productive way and stay focused on the task at hand. Time blocking basically works by allocating specific tasks to a block of time, and often goes hand in hand with batching.
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