Socrates said, first of all, "Knowing You" is a good starting point in search of wisdom. Socrates could spend all night just thinking. He was famous for what at this time and age would call inner peace or composition: a very "low stress" person.
He was sent to death because he had come to the conclusion and learned that there could not be many gods, as the Greeks believed but only one God. He could easily escape and release a death sentence, common to those convicted of death in Greek cities. Instead, he chose to drink hemlock as a witness of his conviction. He talked slowly to his closest friends when he was ready to die. His reaction to the most stressful of all events stands as historical examples of how communication with themselves leads to internal peace and direction.
Business executives are not called to die for their conviction, thank goodness! But for business executives, and definitely for each individual, the first and most important step of stress begins by knowing oneself. What are annoyances? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you enjoy most of your many projects and what do you enjoy most?
Based on your weaknesses and frustration, on what sides of your work are you at least efficient? And in what negative opinion, what factors in your work take longer than they should do? For example, do you fear doing the books and doing this task on the wall? Do you hate paying bills? To make accounts? Keep records of your employees? Writing ad text? Sorting? Doing reports?
Based on your strengths and probabilities, what aspects of your work are most effective? What aspects of your work do you go soon? What do you think most about?
It is worth taking into account. Sometimes we are not very good at the projects we use the most. Sometimes we are very good at the projects we use little. Similarly, sometimes we are quickest to what we do the worst and slower for what we do best. "Knowing us" involves a thorough self-analysis of how well we use our time and the reasons we take longer for some tasks and less time with others. What makes us able to mark as business managers gives the beginning of developing methods to get the best results in the least amount of time and with the least amount of stress. But figuring everything out is not necessarily a quick process.
The overall strategy of reducing stress is to do what you are best and fastest and most enjoyable. Get others, to the extent possible, to do those jobs that you are not fast or especially efficient or you dislike most. Make sure that if you share these tasks with elmployees, you do not saddle an employee with tasks that he or she is not good at, not quick in, or unable to do it. Also think about outsourcing: someone out there must do what you do not like.
No rocket investigation in this approach: We'll all be better when we succeed successfully. I feel better when we do it relatively soon and when the project is something we enjoyl. However, frustration always arises when we struggle to accomplish a mission that lasts forever and we do not like to do. Stress management overall strategy is much like sports: play to your strengths and avoid as much as possible your weaknesses. Incidentally, this also makes a good way of productivity.
In sports, the secret is to get everyone in the team to do what they are best with the coach orchestrating the effort so that players work together in the same schedule. It should be your policy too, as a business manager. The secret to a successful business, even a small business, is collaboration. Get everyone involved in compiling and motivating and doing their best to carry out the tasks involved. The probability of success will go up while your load level goes down.
Get to know you better and be prepared to be amazed!