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In celebration of Labor Day this weekend, let's talk about ways to reduce work-related stress.
It’s often difficult to determine the optimum level of workload, and often workers will rely on their stress level as a metric for sufficient busyness. In other words, they will take on new work and assignments up to the point where they feel sufficiently burdened by stress, thus maintaining a persistent level of moderate stress. If this sounds familiar, take a moment to reconsider. It’s not only bad for your mental health, but it’s a haphazard and disorganized way to prioritize your time and effort. Lack of stress does not signal laziness—it's a sign of efficiency.
Let your mind wander
Go for a long walk and don’t multi-task. No podcasts, no music, no phone calls, no agenda, just wander. It’s nourishing in and of itself, but it also creates a state where the mind is most creative. Give it a try.
Find good partners, be a good partner
Accomplishing something for a colleague can be exceptionally rewarding and delegating something to a good partner can alleviate all kinds of stress. This, of course, is our favorite part of what we do for our clients. If you have a project that’s keeping you up at night, give us a call. We’ll handle it.
A lesson in perspective:
Folks, stay cool this weekend.
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