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Top 5 admin tips to reduce stress.

18th March 2021

As a Virtual Assistant, I often get asked about my top tips to help get organised and reduce stress. If you are struggling to know where to start or you recognise the below questions, this blog shares my top 5 tips which can help you manage your stress levels.

  • Is your to-do list never-ending?
  • Are deadlines approaching faster than you are meeting them?
  • Do you have days where you feel you haven’t achieved anything?

Here are my 5 top tips…

1. Recognise what is going well.

When you consider what is going right, it instantly puts you in a positive mindset.

2. Take a step back

Identify the things that make you stressed.

Once you know what stresses you out, you are much more able to work out how to deal with it.

3. Have a clear to do listwho doesn’t love a list!

Prioritise your tasks.

Write down everything that you need to complete

Rank these tasks from greatest to least, (the most important/urgent tasks at the top)

Work down the list and cross them off when completed.

At the end of each day, prepare new list for the following day.

4. Tidy your workspace

“A tidy desk leads to a tidy mind” is so true. If your workspace is cluttered and untidy it will affect your clarity of thought and thus reduce your productiveness.

Sometimes, a particular task or project will result in a cluttered desk, taking a few minutes to tidy before starting the next task will help to keep focussed.

5. Delegate or Outsource Tasks

You can’t do it all and if you are trying to then you’re probably not doing everything as well as it could be done. Delegating and outsourcing tasks that you find stressful, do not enjoy or are just not good at, will free you up to enjoy the tasks you love.