Stress Management – Top Tips For Business Executives To Minimize Stress

Published by Kathryn Anda, PEPworldwide on 24 April, 2014

Stress is not a comfortable emotion to experience. It can cause us to lose concentration, be moody, anxious, forgetful and worse still result in illness.It is also not something that can be ignored. Long-term resolutions will only be achieved if stress is met head on and the triggers that cause it, acknowledged and dealt with.

Everyone experiences stress in varying degrees, whether you hold a junior or senior executive position. Work-related stress management is therefore an essential skill to equip yourself with. These top tips for business executives will go a long way to minimizing stress levels for good.

Organization and delegation of the tasks at hand

The key to taking control of any situation is to be organized. When you take the time to plan, gather the required information, and delegate tasks to those who can more efficiently achieve within the timeframes required, you will work more productively without the associated stress. Leaving things to the last minute, failing to use technology to automate and streamline processes and not keeping track of prioritized requirements will leave you in a frazzle. Get organized and delegate.

Taking time out for rest and relaxation

When your schedule shows back-to-back meetings, appointments and deadlines, taking the time out to rest is probably the last thing on your mind. But this is one area that you need to address now. Schedule into your diary blocks of time, just for you. Use the time to eat lunch, a healthy lunch, away from your desk. Stretch your legs and take in a new environment whilst going for a walk. It needn’t be long but it will help you relax and refocus.

Spruce up your surroundings

If the office area is dark, cluttered and not inviting, it could be triggering you to feel flat and unmotivated. And if you are feeling that way, chances are your employees may be too. Simple adjustments to layout, lighting and the addition of a few plants and ferns can give a dull space a bit of life. De-clutter your mind too and your desk regularly by doing a bit of housekeeping. You will go a lot further with a positive attitude.

Acknowledging recent successes and achievements

We forget to revel in your past successes and achievements. The pace of life is so fast they often become fleeting memories. Taking a moment to recall the way you felt when you achieved a goal or completed a project will go a long way to lifting your spirits and giving you back your drive. It will help clear your mind and your confidence levels will bounce back and the current task at hand will be given a boost of energy.

Once you are aware of the triggers that cause you to feel less in control, the easier it will be for you to address them. And once you find a set of tools to knock stress on the head, incorporate them into your life.

Remember too, the stress that you feel will be different for each and every one of us and the solutions will be just as varied. You may find music the key to total relaxation.

It might be exercise. It may be something such as taking a course to improve your productivity and efficiency skills. What ever it is for you, keep it up and soon, stress will be a thing of the past and if it does ever rear its head you will know straight away how to nip it in the bud.

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