Work. Kids. Family. Relationships. Health. Life.
At times, all of these things can entertain, amuse, satisfy and hearten us. At other times they can cause us to become irate, irascible and stressed out.
Everyone has to deal with stress from time to time. It is as much a part of life as traffic and weather. By approaching problems in the right manner and preventing them from mounting up however, stress can be managed and even eliminated.
We all face broadly the same problems in life; what matters is how we tackle them. When work and personal issues start to mount up, here are two steps you can take to prevent stress from adding to your woes:
Take time out
If you’re getting stressed out because of work, taking time out may seem like idealistic advice. Do not underestimate the benefits of taking time away from the workplace however. If you’re always busy at work, the odds are you’re always going to be busy. Taking a day out will not impact upon your workflow but it will give you a chance to unwind in a stress-free environment. When you return to work, you’ll feel re-energised and will tackle problems with more purpose and positivity.
If you’re stressed out because you have an exam the following day which you’re unprepared for, taking the day off ‘to de-stress’ isn’t gonna work. You’re just going to have to knuckle down and start revising. One of the biggest causes of stress is disorganisation and poor time management. This is turn leads to looming deadlines and a sense of being powerless to control your own destiny. While this may sound obvious, it is worth emphasising: people who are well-organised are less likely to suffer stress.
Is money a cause of stress? Do you get frustrated at missing bill payments and being penalised for going overdrawn when direct debits come off? Use online banking to manage your money and set up standing orders to pay your utility bills. Sign up for mobile banking so you can receive text alerts when your balance drops below a certain threshold.
Getting better organised is the key to effectively managing your life. There’ll still be problems to face up to, but when these arise, you’ll be able to deal with them on an individual basis instead of feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life.
Stress? Take a deep breath and exhale. You’ve got this one.
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Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article links back to http://www.ulsterbank.ie/roi/personal/daily-banking/anytime-banking/anytime-internet.ashx