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6 Great Ways to Control Business Stress
Based on the amount of stress that you are experiencing there are steps that you can take to ease its effects.

  1. Plan your life carefully.
    Try and bring your life under better control by planning your activities, using a daily planner, diary or some sort of calendar. Make a daily list of things that you have to do and put them in order of priority. This will reduce any stress associated with feeling overwhelmed when you are not able to complete the task.

  2. Stop worrying.
    You can reduce your stress levels by not worrying unnecessarily about various situations. A suggestion to help stop worrying is to train yourself to postpone worrying. In other words, tell yourself to worry about the problem at another time. Then, by the time you get around to worrying about the matter, the situation will have changed and the problem won’t seem to be so large at all.

  3. Watch what you eat.
    The type of food you consume can play havoc with your body and mind. It can affect your mood, the amount of energy you have and your motivation. Avoid sugar, salt and caffeine if you can and eat more fruit and fresh, natural foods.

  4. Learn to manage properly.
    In a business situation, a lot of stress comes about because of poor management skills. If you are a manager, learn to delegate tasks to others and refrain from setting targets that are difficult to achieve. It is far better to work towards a goal using small bites, rather than trying to take a big chunk all at once.

  5. Don’t forget to exercise.
    It has been proven that an exercise regime contributes greatly to the mental and physical health of a person. Make sure you get at least 30 minutes to one hour’s exercise, either first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon. Quite apart from the fact that the body functions better, mental alertness improves and sometimes problems seem smaller. Work out an exercise schedule that is not too difficult and don’t expect results overnight. Simply make your exercise programme an enjoyable part of your normal life, because if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t continue with it.

Take it slow. Unfortunately, many people are “workaholics” who find it difficult to slow down. These people often have insecurities, which cause a driving force within them to achieve more

More Tips for Controlling & Managing stress
Some ways to help you manage stress are:

  • Take control of your life.
  • Manage your commitments well.
  • Always keep recharging your energy.
  • Take time to relax.
  • Develop good relationships with others.
  • Avoid aggression and anger.
  • Keep yourself fit.
  • Watch your diet.
  • Plan everything more carefully.
  • Learn to delegate.
  • Use stress reduction techniques.
  • Be easy on yourself.

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