Your high-stress job and life could easily take control of your life and send you down the sad and unhappy side of life, but only if you let it. While the normal daily stresses of life drain your energy levels, get you in a terrible mood, and kill your productivity, you don’t have to let it.
As this modern working woman, you can still make the best out of your 24 hours, get work done, and get some rest, without killing yourself. Understandably, being a woman and a female leader to be precise often means multitasking but still going home with a great deal of stress.
And you can only get to the other side unscathed if you take care of yourself. The key to your productivity, success, and low-stress living lies in your maintenance and self-care techniques. For example, in the middle of a busy day dealing with CRA collections, you can infuse some self-care tricks to keep your stress levels low and to ensure that you get the most out of your day.
Use your family’s quality time wisely
Family time is the most important time for you. Your family determines whether you get to work happy and undistracted or not. So, make the best out of family time by creating moments and memories with your family and friends. You could also work on a project to give back to the community or join an activity classroom. These might not seem like much now, but they make your quality time with family/ friends more valuable. Don’t forget to take pictures; you will need them.
Know when to say NO
If you want to drive home every day feeling like you’ve been run over by a truck, and still have a long list of things to do, say ‘yes’ to every little request you get.
Of course, you can tell that this is not the right way of doing things. And Michelle Obama and Arianna Huffington agree with this. You must be able to say NO. Your NO could be all you need to avoid burnout, stress, and anxiety. You should say no to things that don’t serve you, and you also need to say no when your body asks you to. You’re human, you need to rest, your eyes need off-screen time, and your family needs you. So, say no.
Stop wasting your most precious time
Success and time management are two things that go hand-in-hand, and they depend on how well you use your time. You cannot be successful in doing tasks that are unjustified. So focus on your high-priority tasks and delegate the other tasks. It’s also important to find the best person for the job instead of focusing all your time and energy on something you’re not good at. You can also make the most out of your day by exercising good judgment.
Don’t ignore your health
Your fitness and health are the keys to your success. Staying fit means eating healthy foods and working out. And you don’t have to look like a supermodel, just be healthy.
Working out regularly is also important for reducing stress, boosting your mood and productivity. It also enhances your sleep, memory, and it alleviates anxiety.
Finally, find an hour daily to do something just for you and use mobile apps for better time management.