Stress: Manage your time

Take back some control by managing your time

The more empowered you feel the better you’ll be able to deal with any problems that come up. By planning your days and managing your time effectively, you can make yourself feel like the master of your own world again and that can make a huge difference in staying motivated in addressing tasks throughout the day.

Make lists

This is very common advice for various mental health issues but is useful for a lot of people. Not only does it add structure and control but it gives you a list of your accomplishments for the day.

Identify when you are most effective

I’m more efficient in the later afternoon than the morning. That was something I noticed at university but it informs my choice of tasks as I plan my day. I put simple admin type jobs in the morning and the more intense stuff in the afternoon. Try and use your own most productive times to deal with your tasks.

Have some variation

Try to avoid doing the same thing for long periods of the day. It’s also useful top mix up the things you don’t want to do with things you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to take a break. I personally find I start to lose focus after about 20 minutes so I take short breaks everyone 20 minutes to try and stay focused.

Other Resources

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? The first thing that a lot of people think of is someone doing a Yoga position making that cliche “hmmmm” noise…it’s doesn’t have to be anything like that. Mindfulness is about being aware (or as aware as you can be) of the feelings and sensations going on within and around you in

Meditation videos

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Why Meditate

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Meditation Definition

Definition Meditation is a practice in which a person uses techniques such as mindfulness, to encourage a state of awareness and focussed attention. This can help achieve a state of mental and emotional calm and stability.  Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now, and have your full attention on what