Stress Relief Technique for Work: Getting Organized, It’s Not Just Writing A To Do List
Discovering what I consider my best stress relief technique probably helped me improve on my temper. I have a very short temper, which thankfully I have been able to improve on over the years. This is feedback from long time friends and colleagues, of course. And I am glad it has improved.
Short fused, I get angry when the work piles on at work. This is especially true when one task is not completed and another gets added to the list. Before long, one could hear me raise my voice and on a bad day yelling at the top my lungs. Needless to say, this is bad for my professional image and is utterly unprofessional to say the least.
Like anyone else, I blamed it on stress. But I failed to realize that this was self-inflicted stress. It took me awhile, to discover my best stress relief technique is to – Get Organized. What follows is what has worked for some of my colleagues and I. The technique seems obvious but implementing it can be a challenge for some.
Everyone knows this. Get yourself a “To Do List”. Is a “to do list” that important in this stress relief technique? Yes it is. It’s definitely a start at relieving some of the stress that you want to get rid of soon. And having one means having it written down somewhere you can see it and mark as done when you complete that task.
This maybe a surprise to you but I still observe young executives that ‘carry’ their “To Do List” in their minds. In my opinion, this just creates more stress by trying to remember what you need to do next. So, the first thing to do in my best stress relief technique is to write down a to do list.
2. It Says To DO, Doesn’t it?
Once you have listed down the tasks at hand the day before, make plans to attack it the next day. A “To Do List” isn’t a for show only item. It is meant as a guide for you to follow through. Again, I stress – no pun intended. It is a “To Do List”, not a “for show list”.
3. Start Early
When you start early, you can clear a lot of the minute things that gets in the way when the day really starts. I like to clear the emails from the previous day, sign on documents that needs my endorsements and read up on short documents that needed my attention. When you start early you get to attend to things that would have got in the way when everyone starts coming into the office.
Now that you have a “To Do List” you need to make sure you tackle the urgent and important work first. Giving attention and attacking these crucial tasks first naturally takes stress off your day.
5. Cliché As It May Sound
Whatever it is, stick to the “To Do List”. Do the work as you promised yourself in writing.
Getting organized is my best stress relief technique over the years. Try it, if your working style is somewhat like mine – you would be pleasantly surprised.
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