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Established in 1974

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Will Managing my Time Help me With Stress?

 

The short answer to this question is a resounding YES! This is because stress can come from feeling out of control. So, a good way to resolve feelings of stress is to learn how to regain control of your time. Studying Effective Time Management is one way to learn the techniques and methods that’ll help you do two things:

  1. organise your time better
  2. be more efficient when carrying out jobs

This means you’ll get more done in the time you have available. Pretty soon you’ll feel in control again and your stress levels will start to decrease. Read on to find out if what you are experiencing are ‘normal’ levels of stress or if you need some help.

What is Stress

Stress is something we all suffer from at one time or another. It’s not always a bad thing as it helps us to survive and motivates us to get things done. However, when life gets a little too hectic, some people cope easily and others simply lose the ability to function at all. Left un-resolved, stress can lead to a significant decrease in quality of life and even make you ill.

How to Recognise Stress

The easiest way to recognise stress is to read through the list of symptoms below and see if you identify with them. Of course, finding yourself agreeing with one or two of the symptoms may not mean anything. But, if you find yourself saying ‘yes’ to lots of them, it’s a possibility that you are suffering from too much stress. In this case it would definitely be worth doing something about it. The symptoms can be both physical and emotional; physical symptoms include:

  • butterflies
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of libido
  • illness
  • cold hands
  • increased perspiration
  • disrupted sleep patterns
  • skin complaints
  • raised blood pressure

 

Emotional symptoms include:

  • panic
  • depression
  • anger
  • moodiness
  • isolation
  • paranoia

 

If you’ve established that you are suffering from stress, well done, as that’s the first step to resolving it. Now you can get on with learning how to overcome it. If you are not suffering from stress, you can still benefit from effective time management skills as there’s always room for improvement!

You can Learn Time Management Skills

So, what separates those who cope well from those who don’t? It appears some people are just able to cope with huge amounts of stress – nothing phases them – and they get everything done because they have natural time management skills. But, most people have to learn time management to keep control over their time, stay productive and work efficiently. And the good news is, the techniques they use are easy to learn and available to everyone.

Before you can start managing your time better, you need to know how you use your time now. The best way to do this is to keep a time diary.

If you would like to learn how to manage your time better request a copy of our Effective Time Management – Making Life less Stressful course prospectus.