Darryl Hicks – Tungsten Talks: 19 Ways to Conquer Stress. Part 3

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In addition to hurting your health, stress can be a hugely inhibiting factor to productivity. That’s why it’s important to take steps to decrease it. You may already do some of the things on this list, but I bet you don’t do all of them.

My name is Darryl Hicks, CEO of Tungsten Revenue Consultants, and I’m here to show you how you can reduce your stress much more efficiently than you are now. That way, not only will you be happier and healthier, but also more successful.

  1. Laugh

Find something to laugh at. You’d be surprised how much comedic material is out there once you start looking for it. Watch a funny movie, see a comedian, hang out with some quick-witted friends, and laugh at yourself.

  1. Limit your Information Intake

Imagine information as like water; you need a certain amount to keep yourself healthy, but too much, and you drown.

  1. Enter “Hermit Mode.”

Hermit Mode is a block of time you schedule for yourself, so you can work on one task without any distractions. Studies show, too many distractions in the workplace causes our productivity to decline, increasing stress levels. Check out a slideshare I made about hermit mode here.

  1. Bundle like-tasks together.

For some, having a long to-do can cause stress just by looking at it. You can fool yourself into being less stressed by bundling small tasks together. For example, you could turn “Organize desk,” “Throw out old files,” and “Vacuum floor” into one entry, called “Clean office space.” Just remember to break it up when you start doing it, and find the joy in completing them all (See #10).

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