Business Stress: Simple Steps to Keep Yourself from Being Overwhelmed


stress at workRemember, not all tasks are urgent. Some urgent tasks may not even be important while many very important tasks (when clearly thought out) are not urgent. So, avoid unnecessary stress whether physically or emotionally.

Avoid Unnecessary Stress

Take simple steps to keep yourself from being overwhelmed all the time:

Say “no”

Know your limits and stick to them. Whether in your personal or professional life, refuse to accept added responsibilities when you’re close to reaching them. Taking on more than you can handle is a surefire recipe for stress.

Avoid people who stress you out

 If someone consistently causes stress in your life and you can’t turn the relationship around, limit the amount of time you spend with that person or end the relationship entirely.

Take control of your environment

 If the evening news makes you anxious, turn the TV off. If traffic’s got you tense, take a longer but less-traveled route.

Avoid hot-button topics

If you repeatedly argue about the same subject with the same people, stop bringing it up or excuse yourself when it’s the topic of discussion. You might need to avoid religious or political issues.

Pare down your to-do list

Distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts” in your daily schedule. Drop tasks that aren’t truly necessary to the bottom of the list or eliminate them entirely.

Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun
Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun
Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun is the co-founder of Afrimash - An Online Shopping Site for Agricultural Items. His daily work encompasses customer service, sales and marketing, human capital management, and business operations management. He is passionate about working smarter using the Internet technology.

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