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Do you know how to better manage day-to-day stress?

Do you often have the feeling that day-to-day activities end up leaving you exhausted?

Do you feel overwhelmed by stress?

How to Better Manage Stress

Optimal stress management allows us to realistically adjust the number of projects in relation to time.

If I have a lot of time idle in relation to the activities or challenges that I have ahead of me I will get bored, if I have little time and many challenges I will be stressed and I could even have anxiety.

Proper stress management is closely related to competencies that we have discussed above, such as efficient time management, assertiveness and planning skills.

In addition, a lot of research on conscious thinking confirms that when performing an activity requires attention, we can only concentrate on one thing at a time.

If we are focused on more than one task, our performance decreases.

We also have to keep in mind that we tend to underestimate the time we estimate we will need to spend to complete a task.

What is stress?

There are many definitions of stress, although in general we can say that it is a physiological reaction of the body in which various defense mechanisms come into play to face a situation that is perceived as a threat or in which a high demand is demanded of me.

Physiologically or biologically, it is the response or way of reacting to a challenge.

Because the body cannot maintain this state of elevated stress for long periods of time, our body has a tendency to return the body to more normal physiological conditions.

Stress usually describes a negative condition (distress) or conversely a positive condition (eustress), which can have a mental, physical, and even malaise or well-being effect on a human being.


Grab a pen and paper and reflect on these questions in writing:

  • How realistic is the planning I do for my daily activities?
  • What percentage of my planning do I usually do at the end of the day?
  • What is my level of satisfaction with myself at the end of the day? And the pace I’ve had throughout the day or the energy I’ve had to expend?
    • Rank from 0 to 10 on a scale where 0 is a very low energy level and 10 is excessive.
    • Decide what level you want to be at to achieve greater self-satisfaction and an optimal activity level.
  • If you’ve decided that you want to change some aspects, you’ll probably have to identify which ones.
  • What commitments are you making that you don’t want to make? When do you take on that responsibility that isn’t yours or you don’t want to continue having?
    • What do you need to stop?
    • Who are you going to talk to to get that change off the ground?

Eliminate multitasking to better manage stress

Forget about multi-tasking and do only one task at a time.

Choose to do the ones that are most important to you at times of the day when you have a higher level of energy, (usually times at the beginning of the day, when you are fresher).

Group tasks together, to take advantage of the focused concentration you already have.

Set periods of an hour or an hour and a half alternated with breaks of 10-15 minutes.

Establish work routines. Avoid interruptions.

What would you like to add or comment on in relation to better stress management?

What has been helpful in your experience in this regard?

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