May 2019, by Julius Abendan
3 Things You Can Do to Avoid Sweating the Small Stuff at Work
Try as we might to avoid it, stress is a part of our daily work lives. The problem though, is when you have too much stress, which manifests itself in many psychological and physical problems. If you don’t do anything about them, your problems will not only affect you, but also the people around you.
  • Without proper management, stress can cause physical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, ulcer, and many others.
  • Psychological manifestations, on the other hand, can range from simple boredom, to the downright annoying like anxiety, and to serious issues like depression and feelings of powerlessness and insecurity.
  • This is precisely why it’s so important for people to come up with effective ways on how to deal with work stress, and to avoid it entirely whenever possible. Below are 2 ways to do just that.
    1. Don’t Put Too Much Work On Yourself
    You’re the best person to evaluate how much work is too much for you. If you can delegate some of it to someone else, then do so. A person becomes stressed when they realize they have too much work but only have so much to deal with it all. Thus, whenever possible, get someone in your team who is not so swamped to help you out when things get tough.
    However, it’s not a good idea to keep relying on somebody else when it comes to your job.
    2. Manage Your Tasks Properly
    To avoid being stressed by even the smallest details of a project, learn how to manage and schedule your tasks so you have spare time, especially for revisions and other similar details. Look at what’s more urgent, and plan how to approach it every day so you can still have time for your other tasks.
    In other words, just try to cover as much ground in a day with your tasks as possible given the man-hours that you have available.
    However, it’s not a good idea to keep relying on somebody else when it comes to your job.
    3. Learn Time Management
    To avoid being stressed by the small work stuff, introduce a way of stretching tasks throughout the time available to you. This way, you don’t get bombarded by the "small stuff" near the deadline, which is a major cause of stress and headaches.
    Good luck on your job, and don’t let stress get to your head. Learn to take care of yourself.
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