How Can You Start Reducing Stress Right Now?

Big businesses recognize the importance of stress relief for their workers and customers. In fact stress relief techniques and stress management programs are in increasingly high demand. But what can you do to cope with your stress right now? Here are a five quick stress busting tips you can use today to lower your stress:

Learn to Delegate

Delegation is an important part of managing workplace stress. If you insist on keeping all of your projects to yourself, then you will always be overloaded and stressed out. If there is no-one sufficiently qualified to do the projects, why not train up a junior?

Kill Perfectionism

If you always aim for “perfect”, you will never finish anything. Perfectionism leads to procrastination and your stress levels will soar as deadlines loom and everything is still on your to-do list. Aim for “good enough” in everything and your stress levels will reduce.

Don’t Make mountains Out of Molehills

If your colleagues constantly chattering at the nearby coffee machine disturbs you, or someone keeps coughing whenever you are on the phone your stress levels will rise quickly.  Work place stress becomes overwhelming very quickly if you get irritated about minor things. To reduce your stress levels simply have a quiet word with the appropriate person at the time the problem crops up. Do not let these irritations gather steam until you explode.

Keep a Stress Ball on your Desk

Stress balls are very affordable and effective stress relievers. Whenever you feel the pressure mounting simply reach for your squashy stress ball and start to squeeze it or roll your Chinese stress balls around the reflex points of your hand. Keeping stress balls on your desk means they will always be within reach when you need them.

Take A Break

Make sure you take your full vacation allowance every year. If you cannot afford too long away from your work, try scheduling a number of mini vacations. The whole world will not fall apart if you take some time to relax. Do something new. Being in a different environment will always lower your stress levels.

Remember to find something relaxing to do on your down time too. All of this will go a long way toward managing the stress in your life.  If you haven’t already done so, why not click on this link to download my free ebook on stress management techniques.

Author: SOT


7 thoughts on “How Can You Start Reducing Stress Right Now?”

  1. Hi Susan

    I used to get stressed when I was trying to climb the corporate ladder, usually I got stressed about things out of my control…ah young and inexperienced 🙂

    These days I am so laid back I can’t remember the last time I stressed about anything and certainly not something I have no control over.

    Here’s to a chilled out world.

  2. Hi Susan,

    Its a strange karma in itself coming to your site , your advice on mental health through the form of relaxation never ceases to astound me!

    Thanks for that ….Ed.

  3. Hi Susan,

    Thank you so much for your stress advice. I am actually a “work at home mum” but I can take some of the points you suggest and incorporate it into home life. It is funny how home life can be just as stressful as work life! 🙂

    I get extremely anxious and over whelmed when I feel like I have too much to do and not enough time, and regarding delegating I wish I could but the 2 year old is not quite that good just yet 😆

    This may sound funny, but a good shower with the water flowing over me is the best relaxing tool for me, plus I always get my best ideas there. Only problem is with water restrictions I can only enjoy 4 minutes!!

    Kind Regards

    Jacinta 🙂 (Another Aussie)

  4. Some sound advice here, Susan. I particularly like the “not making mountains out of molehills” suggestion. So often we make things so important and stressful when there is no need.

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