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No stress can be stressful

We can be stressed by not being challenged enough. We need a balance that is suited to our needs.


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The 4 As of Stress Management

  • Avoid - Some things are negotiable or avoidable. Look to remove or work around stressors where possible
  • Alter - Be honest about your needs.
  • Accept - Acknowledge your feelings. If you've been wronged, try to find a way to fo...


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Kanban Method

  1. Literally visualize your workflow. Put your work on a board where you can see it later out in front of you and see each item's status.
  2. Minimize "WIP" (work in progress). Take a task to completion rather than having multiple in progress at once.
  3. Watch for possible efficiencies...


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Time Blocking

Give yourself time to focus exclusively on a single task, deeply. This also allows you to set a deadline to prevent open-ended tasks from dragging on for too long.

Schedule more complex tasks for time when your brain is most capable of deep work. Schedule time for more shallow work when you...


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Our daily habits influence our stress in subtle ways

Checking social media too often, poor nutrition, not enough sleep all influence our anxiety.


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The Eisenhower Method

Label each of your tasks as either:

Important or unimportant


Urgent or not urgent

  • Important and urgent tasks get done immediately. Reserve some time each day for these, but if you find yourself always having several, re-evaluate what is causing so many.
  • Im...


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The 5-4-3-2-1 Technique

When you see stress coming on, pause, breathe and do the following. Find:

  • 5 things you can see.
  • 4 things you can touch.
  • 3 things you can hear.
  • 2 things you can smell.
  • 1 thing you can taste

Linger on each and take it in completely. The goal is...


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