By:  Oluwashola Olamide Opeyemi

Self-care and lifestyle in fashion

Are you stressed at work? Overwhelmed on a daily basis, anxious about anything and constantly feeling unaccomplished in life? It’s not health for you. So many people are living in a world of chaos controlled by emails and calendars, news alerts, calls and text messages from coworkers with no sense of personal boundaries.

People who work in the hospitality industry, health care, and even the beauty world experience stress on the job and it’s not just the office-bound desk jockeys among us., A recent study reported in Newsweek found Millennials are the most stressed generation; an internet-breaking report. Detailing exactly how hard it is out there, in the work world and beyond, for anyone making their way as an adult right now. The struggle is real, and it’s universal. But how do we fix it? Here are five tips that have helped me feel good, and work better. Before you shrug off this advice, promise you’ll consider it.

Embrace Disconnections
Finding small ways to disconnect will help you better to handle your stress at work and at home. As an example, you may find one hour each day (at home and at work) to turn off your phone completely and just focus on something else. Perhaps you may decide not to visit your social media handles (Facebook, Instagram, twitter, etc.) and check your mails first thing in the morning. Or maybe you go to brunch or on a walk and leave your phone at home (on purpose). Someone I know took his email off his phone and I can tell you how much BETTER he is doing at his job. And when you start small, you can trust that your whole job isn’t going to blow up while you’re tuned out.

Set Boundaries
What boundary can you set at work with your boss, colleagues, or team? I promise, this can minimize stress as it gives you more time for YOU, and for you to handle what you need to during the hours that you’re at your desk So much of the issue at work is that instead of handling your own to-do lists you’re busy corresponding with everyone about everything. What professional boundary can you set to give yourself more time to focus?

Start With the Things That Sucks
We all have tasks that we want to do and tasks we don’t want to do. Challenge yourself to start your day by writing that boring report, or tackling whatever the most “ugh”-inducing items on your list might be. This will ensure that you are leaving the day feeling accomplished, therefore enabling you to feel less stressed. Not only do you get to check something off your list (the BEST feeling), but you can go to sleep without that garbage report hanging over your head. That’s what we call relief

Write 3 Things you must do before leaving your workplace
What are the three things you absolutely need to accomplish before you leave the office? We know, you have 100 things. Guess what? You won’t finish those. There’s no chance. So what are the real-deal, top-three, these have to happen today items? Start your morning with those and you’ll feel successful before lunch, and downright jubilant on your commute home knowing that they won’t be staring you down when you return to work tomorrow.

Work Ahead Of Deadlines
You should focus working ahead of your deadlines instead of working to hit deadlines on deadline day. When you are behind on everything you are going to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Getting a handle on your workload will not only pay dividends for your mental health, but it’ll help minimize the stressful situations you find yourself in. Start giving yourself reasonable timelines and working ahead to meet deadlines for next week and the week after (instead of trying to hit the deadlines for today). In order to get here, you may have to work weekends or other off hours in order to catch up, yes, that can feel stressful and tiring. Limit it to the amount of time it’ll take you to get back in the black, and then you can resume your normal working hours with way less stress.

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