Take a break! While it may sound cliché’, taking short breaks throughout the day will help you relax, breathe deeply and prevent stress from overwhelming you.
Ask yourself what’s wrong. Pinpoint the source of your stress – be it your job, home life or a relationship.
Start an exercise program. Exercising releases endorphins, which relieves stress.
Learn to let go. There are some things that you can control and some that you can’t. Make a list of these two categories and learn to stop stressing over things that you can’t control.
Set short-term goals. A long to-do list can be stressful.
Share the workload. Don’t be stubborn – share projects whenever possible.
Find balance. It’s not healthy to focus on work constantly. Create balance by making time for family, friends, and hobbies.
Joan Burge has been a visionary for administrative training and development since 1990. One of the first to venture into the administrative training industry, she has become an international administrative expert, trainer, author, and consultant. Joan Burge equips administrative professionals to move beyond task work to higher-level functions that meet the ever-changing demands of todays workplace. Best known for her highly-acclaimed Star Achievement Series®, a 12-part Certification and Designation training program designed to promote Star Performanceť among administrative, support and front-line staff. She is the creator and host of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, the World Class Assistant Certificate program, and more than 40 customized workshops and seminars for administrative professionals.
Joan's most recent work Who Took My Pen ... Again? (2012 Burge, Fraze, Freeman) joins her many other groundbreaking books for the administrative profession which include Underneath It All; Postgraduate Level Revelations Lift Administrative Assistants to New Heights, Become an Inner Circle Assistant, 3 other books and 15 workbooks. She is the editor of Monday Motivators weekly e-zine and has been published in more than 100 trade journals. With her passion to fill a niche in the administrative education arena, she continually explores what is necessary to excel in that position.
Before starting Office Dynamics International, Joan was an administrative professional for 20 years in 12 different companies in 5 states. She worked her way up from receptionist to assisting CEOs, serving in a variety of industries ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Visit Joan's website