Eliminate the unnecessary. This could be a bumper sticker for the "stress less" ethos we advocate
in the Beyond Folders Blog. From purging unused paperwork, computer files or jettisoning
low-priority, time wasting tasks, the Beyond Folders bloggers advocate
organizing your work and home life to achieve balance, efficiency and maximum
Regular readers of the Beyond Folders blog know that I am an enthusiastic advocate of the 5
Whys, a problem
solving method used by proponents of LEAN manufacturing,
practice focused on reducing waste and improving quality. The 5 Whys is a
question-and-answer process that reveals the root cause of a problem and in
turn, a solution. Try applying the 5 Whys to what is causing you stress. As you
work through the 5 Whys, does an opportunity to ameliorate the situation
I would also direct readers to an eye-opening article by Peter Bregman
for the Harvard Business Review. A Practical Plan for
When You Feel Overwhelmed brings a certain
rigor to the task of eliminating stress. The article suggests incremental,
measurable ways to tackle tasks that appear insurmountable. Bregman
demonstrates that all assignments, all situations, can be tamed a task at a
Finally, you may have heard the buzz about Google's new Priority Inbox;
it's worth a look to see if it can help tame e-mail overload. Check out Google Priority Inbox Soothes Email-Overload Stress.
Do you have a
method for handling stress? Share your thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders
Community's Facebook and Twitter pages.
by Bradley Eggers
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