Reduce Stress with the Help of a Virtual Assistant

September 28, 2013 Samantha

How to Reduce Stress my becoming more Organised

Have you ever sat at your desk and thought about how many tasks you have to complete before the end of the day? I’m sure if you have, you’d agree that it’s not a good feeling. In fact having more work than you can handle can dramatically increase your stress levels and lead to fatigue, depression or even chronic illness. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some of the best ways that you can improve your stress levels and stop feeling overwhelmed when it comes to your workload.

Organisation and Planning

One of the most common reasons for feeling that your workload is too much to cope with is lack of planning and organisation. If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and under pressure, it can be difficult to think logically. However, taking the time to sit down and organise your workload is guaranteed to be the best ways of meeting deadlines and completing tasks to a good standard.

Start by writing a list of tasks that need to be done, once you have this, we recommend numbering each one in terms of importance; 1 the most urgent. It is then time to work through the list until everything is complete, without thinking about the next task until the one you are working on is complete.

Delegation

Delegation is one of the best and easiest ways of getting a large amount of work done to a high standard in a short space of time. Delegating parts of your workload is both smart and productive, as it not only gets your work completed faster, but it also promotes work relationships and a sense of being a team – which of course goes a long way to reducing stress levels.

Getting things in Perspective

When you’re in a stressful situation and under pressure, it can be all too easy to convince yourself that there will be disastrous consequences if you don’t get everything done on time, when in reality, this is simply not the case. Try not to blow things out of proportion; often you will find that most of the pressure you are feeling comes purely from you – and remember if you are really stuck you can always outsource your work (we’ve heard Transcription City are pretty good!)

So there you have it, our tips on how you can reduce stress, become organised and be more productive, all in one article!

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Samantha

Transcriptionist and Virtual Assistant.

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