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June 4, 2007

10 Ways to De-Stress

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6. LEARN TO SAY NO
"Women often have trouble setting limits, because they don't like to disappoint people who count on them," says Marotta. Are you taking on more than you can handle? Are your deadlines realistic? Trust your intuition. If you almost never make it to yoga class, maybe you don't think you're worth the time. Try to put yourself first, and don't reply to e-mails after 4:30 p.m. to help make sure you get out the door for some you time.

7. ASK FOR HELP
You may want to do everything yourself, but delegating will save you time in the end. The smartest way to oversee a project: Outline responsibilities, set deadlines, and schedule periodic updates.

8. WORK SMARTER -- NOT HARDER
If you regularly work longer hours than your coworkers, you may not be using your time wisely. Streamline tasks that stress you the most. Then, promise yourself that you'll leave the office every day at a certain time, or complete a project by a specific deadline, and do the best you can with the time you have.

9. MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE WORK
Stop working 30 minutes before you really want to get out of the office. Use that time to organize your desk, go over what you accomplished, and create a to-do list for the next day.

10. DON'T STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
"At a certain point, you have to let a project go, even if it's not exactly what you wanted," Marotta says. "The time and energy you'd have to invest to take it from 85 percent to absolutely perfect is not always worth it. Once you accept you can't be the best every time, it takes a lot of pressure off."


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