How to Leave Your Work Stress Behind at the End of the Day

//How to Leave Your Work Stress Behind at the End of the Day

How to Leave Your Work Stress Behind at the End of the Day

Stress affects every facet of your life, from productivity to personal relationships. For most, eliminating stress is not possible. With stressful jobs and commitments to keep, stress is a part of daily life. After a tough day at work, many take the stress home with them and some even take their frustrations out on friends and family. Here are some tips to help become more productive and to keep from taking work stress home.

Maximize Routines

Our lives are a mix of routines and multitasking. Half of the time we’re bouncing between different tasks and half the time we’re sticking to routine. There are certain things we do every morning. We wake up, get coffee, shower, go to work, etc. At work, we also partake in routine. Generally, it is the multitasking and departures from routine that create stress. In contrast, our routines let us move comfortably through the day. You can’t be productive without a strong routine, but not everybody has a routine that works effectively. The most important part of developing a routine is to understand your personal tendencies. There are certain times in the day where you have more focus or more energy. You need to make it routine to perform difficult tasks when you’re naturally more focused. This will allow you to minimize stress and maximize performance.

Limit Your Work to Specific Times and Locations

With more stressful jobs, you’re more likely to take work home with you. But if you want to have both productivity and work-life balance, you have to separate work from home life the best you can. Self-discipline makes all the difference. Make a rule that you will work only during a certain timeframe. Make another rule that you will only do work in the office. In some positions, emergencies will arise that have to be addressed. But you need to make an effort to leave work at work, for example you don’t have to check your work email constantly after you leave for the day. When you take work stress home with you, it affects your family life, your friendships, and more. Without some kind of balance between life and work, your stress will become unbearable and your performance at work will decrease.

One of the biggest challenges of modern construction professionals is staying productive despite increasing stress levels. We often have more responsibilities than we can keep up with. Creating a routine that maximizes productivity and doing your best to keep from taking stress home with you can make a huge difference.


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By | 2019-09-27T10:20:46-04:00 October 3rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

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The Birmingham Group has been serving the construction industry since 1967. Brian Binke took over the firm in 1995 and since that time, he has personally placed over 1200 construction managers and senior leaders, with company revenues ranging from $10 million dollars to the largest ENR 400 companies in the industry. Brian is an industry innovator, with a specialized skillset in construction. His keen understanding of business, the construction industry, and ability to effectively match and recruit top leaders has led to many accolades. He was ranked the #1 International Billing Owner in the construction industry for his own personal production and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 International Billing Owners out of 800 owners worldwide. This includes owners across every industry. In 2013, Brian was awarded the #1 International Billing Owner within the entire network. For over two decades, Brian has been considered one of the most influential thought leaders in the construction industry. His business and construction knowledge are used as a resource for some of the nation’s most prominent publications. In the past year alone, Brian has been quoted in or authored articles for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MoneyWatch, Construction Today, ConstructionDive, United Rentals, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Builder Magazine, and Human Resource Executive, among others. "I believe companies are a lot like sports teams. The team with the best players usually wins. It is my passion to deliver the absolute best talent to my client companies – the market’s top performers, the talent that every company wants to hire but which seldom seems available. To put it simply, I thrive on helping my clients build their Dream Team." - Brian Binke, The Birmingham Group

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