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Bernard Marr is a world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology, with a passion for using technology for the good of humanity. He is a best-selling author of 20 books, writes a regular column for Forbes and advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organisations. He has over 2 million social media followers, 1 million newsletter subscribers and was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.

Bernard’s latest book is ‘Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Trends That Are Redefining Organisations’

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Bernard Marr ist ein weltbekannter Futurist, Influencer und Vordenker in den Bereichen Wirtschaft und Technologie mit einer Leidenschaft für den Einsatz von Technologie zum Wohle der Menschheit. Er ist Bestsellerautor von 20 Büchern, schreibt eine regelmäßige Kolumne für Forbes und berät und coacht viele der weltweit bekanntesten Organisationen. Er hat über 2 Millionen Social-Media-Follower, 1 Million Newsletter-Abonnenten und wurde von LinkedIn als einer der Top-5-Business-Influencer der Welt und von Xing als Top Mind 2021 ausgezeichnet.

Bernards neueste Bücher sind ‘Künstliche Intelligenz im Unternehmen: Innovative Anwendungen in 50 Erfolgreichen Unternehmen’

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Managing Stress at Work: 5 Top Tips Anyone Can Follow

11 September 2023

In our contemporary world, the pressures of the professional sphere often encroach upon our personal space, giving rise to stress and an overwhelming sense of dread. However, understanding and managing this stress is not just about enhancing productivity but also safeguarding our mental and physical well-being. In this article I would like to outline a detailed guide with my top 5 strategies designed to effectively shield you from work stress and propel you towards a more balanced professional life.

Managing Stress at Work: 5 Top Tips Anyone Can Follow | Bernard Marr
  1. Prioritize And Plan: The Power Of Structured Scheduling

Before delving into tasks, clarity is of the essence. Initiate this process by jotting down all pending tasks. With everything laid out, identify what demands immediate attention and what can be postponed. A tool like the Eisenhower Box can be your ally, categorizing tasks into 'urgent-important' quadrants:

  • Important and Urgent: Do it now
  • Not important and Urgent: Delegate
  • Important and Not Urgent: Decide / schedule time to do it
  • Not Important and Not Urgent: Delete

Structured scheduling not only clarifies the path ahead but instils a powerful feeling of command. With a clear roadmap, the looming monster of overwhelm can be easily tamed, ensuring you're not only productive but also at peace.

  1. Embrace Mindfulness: Staying Anchored In The Present

The ancient art of mindfulness, rooted in staying anchored to the present moment, has proven its mettle in modern times. Instead of being ensnared by regrets of the past or anxieties about the future, mindfulness keeps you focused on 'now'. Starting might seem daunting, but all you need are short 5-minute breaks to practice. As you make mindfulness a habit, you'll find these small moments making a huge difference in your stress levels.

  1. Prioritize Self-Care: Nourishing Body And Mind

To battle stress effectively, you must be armed well, and that means taking impeccable care of both your body and mind. A diet that fuels you, a workout regime that invigorates you, a sleep schedule that refreshes you, and hobbies that excite you – these are not luxuries. They are essentials. By nurturing your well-being, you're better equipped to handle the pressures that come your way.

  1. Master The Art Of Delegation: Sharing The Load

No matter how skilled or dedicated you are, there's a limit to what one person can achieve. Recognizing this limit is strength, not weakness. If certain tasks can be delegated, pass them on without second thoughts. Distributing responsibilities not only ensures efficiency but also shields you from being buried under a mountain of tasks.

  1. Foster A Positive Work Environment: Cultivating A Nurturing Surrounding

Your surroundings play a pivotal role in determining your stress levels. Invest in cultivating a work environment that uplifts you. Forge genuine connections with colleagues, ensuring you have a supportive network to fall back on. Personalizing your workspace can also have a surprisingly potent effect. And if you're someone who vibes with tunes, curate a calming playlist for those ultra-busy days.

Work-induced stress and feelings of being overwhelmed, while common, are not unbeatable foes. By embedding these five strategies into your daily routine, you can not only manage but thrive amidst the pressures. Remember, amidst the grind of deadlines and tasks, your well-being is paramount. Prioritize it, nurture it, and watch as both your productivity and happiness soar.

Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr
Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr

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