Why you don't need hard deadlines to succeed

When we're stressed, we're less productive and heavy workloads, pressure-filled deadlines and unrealistic expectations are among the main causes of workplace stress. Having to meet hard deadlines creates a sense of urgency that impacts performance and reduces productivity. And while a little stress can improve focus, prolonged stress can be exhausting, demoralising and eventually lead to burnout. Here, entrepreneur, founder and CEO Aytekin Tank shares how to achieve a healthier approac...
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Here’s how you can stop deadlines from stressing you out

Stress is one of the main causes of anxiety and depression—and research shows that working to tight deadlines is one of the most common causes of workplace stress. While the pressure of meeting deadlines can sometimes makes us more productive, when our stress levels increase above a certain level our performance starts to decrease. The key to avoiding deadline-induced stress is to make deadlines work for you instead of the other way round, says Loni Klara. Here, she shares five techniques for se...
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12 foods that fight stress

We lead busy lives. Cramming schedules with work, family, and other obligations leaves little room to stop and take a breather. As a result, our stress levels often go through the roof. Luckily, this infographic by Shari's Berries is here to help you destress in a way that you'll probably love! Feelings of stress are caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the body. To replenish the chemical fuel tank in your brain, it's important to eat nutritious foods that are rich with antioxidants and vitami...
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Resilience: The antidote to burnout for entrepreneurs

Starting and running a business can be stressful and even the most committed entrepreneur isn't immune to burnout. Resilience is the key to overcoming stress and even if you're not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset. "Resilience is not about being able to power through the challenges and keep going. It's about developing the skills to adapt, recover, and recharge ourselves," writes leadership and executive coach, author, and speaker Beth Kennedy. Here, she...
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How to cope with anxiety and stress at work: 5 psychology techniques

Most people experience a certain level of anxiety and stress at work. It's what keeps you alert and focused when a deadline is looming, for example. When you constantly experience symptoms of work-related anxiety and stress that reach an uncomfortable level however, you may want to address the root cause rather than reaching for a quick fix. In this article, performance psychologist Helen D'Silva shares the strategies and techniques that will provide long-term benefits and help you thrive i...
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12 stress relief activities for any situation

We all experience stress in our lives. Between a busy work schedule, family, exercise, and having a social life, it can sometimes be overwhelming to manage it all! Thankfully, there are actionable steps you can take to practice self-care and make your wellbeing a priority. Believe it or not, you can use stress to your advantage, to motivate and improve yourself all around. Whether you're at home, at work, or getting some fresh air, there are relaxation techniques great for any situation. Practic...
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These are the reasons why your whole team is burning out

Employee burnout is reaching crisis level in the U.S. according to a 2017 study and it's becoming a major contributor to staff turnover.  Employee burnout impacts individual and team performance. It reduces productivity, undermines employee engagement, increases absenteeism—and ultimately it can lead to your top talent leaving the company altogether.  Much of the conversation around burnout focuses on what individuals can do to avoid or reco...
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How stressed entrepreneurs can learn to rewire their brains for success

The entrepreneurship roller coaster, with its uncertainties and high risk of failure can be highly stressful. And while moderate levels of stress are a natural part of most jobs, overexposure to high levels of stress can lead to burnout. Rather than trying to manage the symptoms of stress, you can rewire your brain "to cope better with the nature of stress itself," says startup founder and CEO Chris Myers. "There is a tendency to treat stress as a problem in and of itself, rather than a symptom ...
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Why you should make an anti-resolution list (and what to put on it)

Many of us make New Year's resolutions with the intention of bettering ourselves in the coming year, yet between 80 and 92 per cent of resolutions are destined to fail. You have to put considerable effort into developing new habits and—with January being one of the worst times of year to start something new—instead of making a resolutions list this year, you might want to consider making an anti-resolution list instead. To help you get started, Stephanie Vozza shares here nine ideas fr...
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