Worklife balance

Managing stress for your wellbeing

Stress. It’s one of those words that everyone understands the meaning of, but do not always know what to do about it. This November marks the start of International Stress Awareness week and presents an opportunity to reflect on your personal wellbeing and that of those around you.

 

Here are some top tips to help you to deal with stress along with strategies to support wellbeing and maintain a good work/life balance:

 

Get organised

This may not come as a surprise for anyone familiar with Maxine Concierge, but the adage of a ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ really holds true here. Having a busy schedule often means that things that aren’t imminently important get overlooked and end up being a snag down the line.

 

If you can get yourself into the habit of getting on top of small jobs immediately, or within a short timeline, you will be able to free up your thinking to focus on the more important things without distraction and minimise stress in the process.

 

Schedule time for you

Busy lives often come at the cost to oneself: just a few nights of working late or fitting in that extra deadline can throw a routine entirely. But the problem with this is that these ‘small’ details are important to wellbeing and productivity.

 

Without a break, it is impossible to recharge mentally and inevitably your enthusiasm, even for a job that you love, will wane. By scheduling time to exercise, go on date night, you are prioritising your wellbeing, which everything depends upon.

 

Don’t ‘crash diet’

Wellbeing is not a fad; it is a way of adapting your lifestyle so that you can feel happy and well in yourself alongside your workload. When making commitments to change things in your weekly schedule, take small steps at first.

 

For example, if you are keen to exercise more, start with an activity that fits into your day, such as a lunchtime walk or swim. By making small commitments to your wellbeing, you are setting the foundations for a better and more sustainable approach that you can build up from there.

 

For more information and advice on Lifestyle Management and organisation contact Maxine Concierge on 07863 235 901 or email: maxine@mhconcierge.co.uk.

 

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