The thing about work is that even if we truly love our job, there will still be inevitable obstacles that we will have to face that will result in stress. Goals have to be completed, and we don’t really have an option. However, there are definitely some ways in which this stress can be diminished if you know what you’re doing. Here are some hacks to make your workday feel easy.
Finish the Difficult Tasks First
The most difficult tasks of your daily grind will often be the most significant sources of stress. However, oftentimes the anticipation for the task is worse than the task itself. To alleviate the stress, knock out the goals you are most anxious about first to give you a clear mind throughout the day.
Throughout the day, you likely will have phone calls or emails you will have to deal with. Not only is it a good idea as an employee to answer these in a timely fashion, but they also should help you achieve the feeling of a clean slate while you are working. Making your day seem easier is a mental game, and you will have to create the correct mind set to fight off work related stress.
Create a Time-Based Schedule
Keeping a birds-eye view on the clock will help you know how much time you have to complete each assignment. The clarity of knowing when you will be doing each task should eliminate stress because of the ability to understand exactly when everything will get done. The key here is to understand how you work and build a schedule that works the best for you personally.
As I mentioned earlier, work-related stress can be more mental than anything. Due to the sources of the stress seeming worse in your head than they actually are, you will have to trick yourself to make everything seem the opposite. Keeping an organized workspace is a good way to do this, as it will eliminate the feeling of “clutter” that is created by having a physically messy office.