Your need to decompress could be for any number of reasons. You’ve got too much to do. You’re avoiding something but it keeps popping up. You have to manage people issues and that is harder than the work you need to do. There’s too much politics. Too many meetings. Too much bureaucracy. The list could go on and on. At some point however, you’ve got to do the work. While you do need to approach decompressing from a number of ways such as taking some time off, making a list, prioritising etc, ultimately you still need to do the work. You still need to deal with it and you cannot substitute one for the other. Once you chip away at it though, slowly but surely, the pile comes down and likewise, the stress level.
Tip #8. Do the work
Tip #1. Slow down
Tip #2. Accept what you’re faced with
Tip #3. Create a list. Then make a plan.
Tip #4. Take some time off
Tip #5. Prioritise
Tip #6. Realise what to be grateful for
Tip #10. The knowing-doing gap