Arrive 5 mins earlier than usual and
spend five minutes relaxing in a peaceful space - if you haven't already
made time, this could be a good moment to do your 'centering' exercise.
For all appointments you have outside the office also try arriving
5 mins early.
Make a list of the tasks you're responsible for, work through each
methodically and see what you could delegate. Say 'No' firmly to unrealistic
demands. Simple assertiveness does not offend and prevents misunderstanding.
Saying 'Yes' all the time will only make you feel more pressurized.
yourself of all your good points and tell yourself how good you are!
people find making daily affirmations helpful.
Understand that you have a choice about how to react to any situation,
however stressful, and try to take responsibility
for your thoughts and feelings - you'll feel much more positive and
empowered. Start a stress diary, noting down each time you feel stressed
and what's caused it. Work out what makes you feel bad and change
your routine accordingly.
the day, make the effort to communicate a positive message to everyone,
smile with your eyes, always make eye contact and keep your
body relaxed - confident, positive, friendly contact with people will
actually give you energy; anything less will drain you
Make sure you have lunch and walk to get it
A ten minute walk will help improve
concentration, refresh a tired mind and exercise cramped muscles.
When you've got your lunch, sit down to eat it - you'll digest it
much more efficiently. And drop all work-related thoughts while you
are eating it.
Leave work at a reasonable hour more often
than not. Do not neglect your personal life - problems there will
catch up with you eventually. And leave work at work where it belongs