Not Letting Stress Have The Last Word

The harmful consequences of stress
We struggle a lot with stress in our day to day lives. As the amount of work that we have to do increases and as we live in a very competitive society, we are often under a lot of pressure to perform well and this can lead to a lot of stress. There are many adverse effects of stress. Stress can result in a wide range of illnesses from severe headaches to fatal heart attacks. Further, stress can also cause mental illnesses and imbalances. Moreover, stress also saps all our energy and brings down our productivity drastically. Hence, we will not be able to work up to our maximum potential when are stressed out. Here are a few ways in which you can avoid stress.
Be very organized and methodical
You have to make sure that you are very organized and methodical. Often time, our disorganized nature brings on added stress. If you need to get some dry cleaning done, make arrangements for English tuition for your kids and pick up some groceries, you can write these down on your calendar or enter them as reminders on your phone. If not, you might forget to see to collect the clothes you gave for dry cleaning or you might forget a few groceries. This will cause a lot of stress as you try to get these done at the last minute or as you try to make up for lost time.
Further, you might stress yourself out as you rummage frantically through your messy table trying to find the number of the English tuition teacher. By keeping your table and your surroundings in general clean and neat, you will be able to avoid such panic attacks and consequent stress.
Take on only what you can do
Further, you can also combat stress by refusing to take on more work than you can handle. You have to make sure that you will have the time and energy to do more work before you accept more work. Once you accept the work, you will have to make sure that you complete it. Therefore, you have to think well before you take on any new work. Moreover, you have to be able to prioritize your work. You should not spend all your time working on a report that is not due for a month yet, instead of writing the essay that you have to hand in at the end of the week. Moreover, you should also make sure that you take regular breaks from work, so that you can relax, relieve yourself of stress and rejuvenate before you tackle more work.