How to Handle the Mental Stress of a Project
Let’s face it. Starting a new project can be stressful at times. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, leader, or creative the mental stress of a project can definitely take a toll on you. To avoid a mental breakdown, try a few of our favorite tips to get you through the day!
1. Plan your day just right
If you’re a stressed entrepreneur or leader reassess the top three non-negotiable tasks you have to do each day and make sure you block out time for them. This goes back to the simple rule of wisdom that the very act of committing an item to your journal means you are more likely to follow through with it.
2. Understand your goals
And by goals, I don’t mean just the functional scope of a project or user stories. Take the time at the start of a project to set ground rules and clarify what the team and client expect from you. For example, if you agree that a weekly Friday status report is needed, ensure you schedule time in your diary every Thursday. This means you’re one step ahead and frees up time on the day to allow for other tasks that could require your input.
3. Take lunch away from your desk
When you have a lot of work on, it can feel like you’re drowning – leaving you thinking “I can’t afford to take a break!”. This a false economy, and from experience the longer you sit stressed at your desk the worse you can feel. Taking 10-15 minutes away from your desk to take a breath of fresh air and reflect on what’s important can make all the differ
As you start working on your project, try these helpful tips and let us know what you think! If you have any more tips or you would like to share your personal journey of success, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on instagram @sheistrending. We would love to hear from you!