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3 Tricks To Prevent Stress From Dominating Your Life

Preventing stress from taking control of your life is the best way to avoid it. These are the three best ways to prevent stress at both an organizational and individual level.

It is alarming how many people wait too long before taking action to stop stress from causing havoc in their lives. But, unlike other ailments, like alcohol abuse and diseases, which affect only a few people, stress affects everyone. Therefore, it is not too difficult to take steps to combat this evil.

These are just a few ways to reduce stress at both the individual and corporate level.

Time management

There are always hours in the day to accomplish everything. You can send emails or request meetings, and you just seem to follow your nose. As your workload increases, time management is more difficult but it is crucial for effective leadership and stress prevention.

A time audit is the first step in understanding effective time management. It evaluates how much time is spent on activities that consume your time. To-do lists and calendar apps can help you stay on track and understand how efficiently you divide your time.

Delegate

Many bosses have difficulty delegating tasks. Are you happy to delegate or do you find it stressful? Effective delegation not only reduces stress and burnout in leaders but also increases team capacity. Leaders who delegate effectively empower their team members to assume new responsibilities and grow their skills. Effective delegation involves five key steps:

1. Evaluate

First, leaders must decide whether or not a task should go to someone else. You may prefer to handle it personally if this task is critical to the long-term success of the company. It is important for leaders to assess their ability to delegate tasks effectively. You cannot delegate tasks quickly. It is important to take the time to train the person taking over, check on progress and maintain constant communication.

2. Prepare

Leaders need to know what they are trying to accomplish. Clear and detailed information should be provided about time, budget, milestones and frequency of communication.

3. Assign

Leaders need to determine whether their team members have the experience or skills required to complete the task. Employees should be encouraged to grow and expand their abilities.

4. Confirm your understanding and commitment

Leaders make erroneous assumptions about whether their employees understand what they are expected to do. Leaders should verify that their employees understand what they are being asked by asking them to briefly summarize the request. Managers should also ensure that their employees are clear about what they expect. They must agree to the expected results, milestones and resource requirements, as well as the budget.

5. Micromanaging is not a good idea.

Once tasks are delegated, it is important to avoid micromanaging. Leaders should not assume that every employee will encounter an obstacle. Employees will benefit from effective training if they can see where they failed and how to succeed in the future.

You can help yourself to delegate tasks by setting aside some time each day for an action plan. You and your team can succeed with careful planning. Your team will be more willing to accept additional tasks if you are able to delegate effectively.

Don’t over-commit

Are you able to do more than you have? Executives and leaders often overcommit to tasks, even if they don’t have the time or ability to finish them. As the deadlines get closer, this can lead to them feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Overcommitting can lead to you being stuck. Overcommitment can lead to you being stuck. Be firm and limit your commitments. It is important to be careful to not waste your time, and to learn to say no.

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Hello, my name’s Marvin Armstrong, maritime seaman and sailor by trade.

This blog, although it wasn't meant to be a blog, but rather the site about my maritime interest, has now expanded to be an expression of my own lifestyle itself where I cover my interests and discoveries.

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