A Practical Guide to Coping with Stress for Filipino Virtual Assistants
Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?
You are staying up all night in the Philippines, working as a virtual assistant, and trying your best to make your supervisor happy.
But when you submitted it, the feedback was even worse than you had anticipated. And it would be to your advantage to start the revision process right away.
In addition to this, your electric company or internet service provider just sent you an email about your overdue bills and subscriptions, and it’s significantly higher than you anticipated it would be. You are currently experiencing stress, and as is common knowledge, stress can have a negative impact on both our professional and personal lives.
Let me help ease the stress in your life as a VA by giving you a few pointers on how you can better cope with stress. There are no more dues to pay.
Allow yourself some time to reflect (and inhale deeply)
Check in with yourself first; what exactly is it that causes you to feel stressed out? Is it the money, your family, your unconditional love, or the work itself?
If you already know the answer, give it some more thought to determine whether the stress you are currently experiencing is the result of an internal environment or an external factor.
The next thing to do is to take things slowly and not jump to conclusions too quickly. When you’re under a lot of pressure, your mind will wander all over the place. After you’ve calmed down for a minute or two, you can move on to taking action. Always keep in mind that a sluggish mind will never solve a problem.
Always remember to keep things in an organized fashion
This is something I always bring up, and I really hope you are not oblivious to it at this point.
A person who is always one step ahead of the game will never risk being caught.
If you failed to plan, you will put yourself in a stressful situation, which will throw you off guard, and then the problem will begin to manifest itself.
If you are organized with your time, you will have less of a rush in the morning to avoid being late and less of a rush to get out of the office at the end of the day. Keeping yourself organized is the best way to protect yourself from the debilitating effects of clutter and to boost the efficiency of your work.
Ensure that you are not in any discomfort.
The presence of physical discomfort at work is yet another significant source of stress. When you are forced to sit in an awkward position for a short period of time, the pressure that builds up inside of you might not be immediately noticeable.
In any event, if you spend the majority of your time grinding away in that seat, you run the risk of developing a painful back and becoming increasingly sensitive to push as a consequence of it.
In point of fact, even insignificant factors such as the din of an office can be distracting and produce a subpar level of dissatisfaction.
You should do everything in your power to ensure that the space you work from is calm, inviting, and free from disruptions.
Refrain from Multitasking
Multitasking is celebrated by some people. I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you. I believe that the most effective strategy is to zero in on one to two tasks and give them your undivided attention. After you have finished the tasks, you should move on to the following ones.
At that point, people started to realize that when they had a telephone in their ear and were simultaneously making computations, their speed and precision (as well as their mental soundness) suffered.
The act of dividing one’s center, which does not function very well for many different kinds of people, can give rise to a sort of worn-out propensity. Try using a different approach known as “lumping” rather than performing the various tasks individually.
Listening To your Playlist
Listening to music, particularly more sedate, low-key music from bygone eras, can have a significant, profoundly relaxing effect on both our brains and our bodies.
This particular genre of music has the potential to improve our physiological capabilities and lower our levels of stress hormones.
In the same way that music has the ability to capture our attention, it also has the capacity to distract us. It helps with gaining a better understanding of feelings.
This indicates that it has the potential to be an excellent guide to reflection, which can assist in distracting the mind from any stressful stimuli.