Schedule “Stress” Time

While some stress at work now and then is expected, excessive amounts will interfere with your performance, and impact negatively on physical and emotional health. While we cannot completely avoid stress, we can stay in control. To protect yourself and improve job satisfaction and overall well-being, schedule breaks into your calendar by time blocking. Take a few minutes of quiet time for yourself before you start work. Schedule an exact amount of time each week and treat it like an appointment that you can’t cancel. When you write it down and plan for it, you’re less likely to skip it.