Stress is a constant topic of discussion in the health and wellness industry, and rightfully so. If not properly managed, it can ravage your mind and your body. The physical effects of stress include cardiovascular issues, weight gain, and a lack of clarity and productivity. So how can you legitimately manage your stress level, and still get everything done that you want? Check this out!
This term has more than one meaning here. Collaborating implies working together with others to get something done, and if you are feeling bogged down at work or with personal tasks, you should do exactly that. Find someone who can give you the support you need to complete a task. In addition to this kind of collaboration, try to “collaborate” some of your tasks together. Work a business meeting in to a social night out. Find shared interests with coworkers, and enjoy doing them together while being productive. Think integration. There are only so many hours in the day, so use them wisely!
Know Your Strengths
This is a must for us all. Knowing your strengths (and weaknesses, for that matter) can help you embark on tasks that play in to your passions. None of us are good at absolutely everything we try. So recognize what you are good at, what you enjoy, and then plan your work and home life accordingly. Learning how to say no is something you should get comfortable with. You will be more productive and less stressed if you stop biting off more than you can chew.
Label your tasks as “urgent” or “this can wait” – or something similar – so you know how to approach your todo list with purpose. Prioritizing is key to productivity. Not only will it lead you to get stuff done, but you will feel more personally satisfied and confident in your abilities after the fact.
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Story Credit: 6 Things Really Productive People Do by Kevin Daum
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