In today's hectic world, stress is often caused by the build up of time pressures. We have shorter deadlines and longer working hours, spend time commuting further to work, and then when we get home frantically rush around trying to cope with domestic responsibilities. We can't create extra hours in the day, but by evaluating how you currently spend your time, and learning a few simple time management techniques, you could make better use of the time that you have, and ease the pressure.
Time management allows you to plan and organise your life so as to give yourself more space and opportunity. It involves planning, delegating, setting goals and not wasting time doing unnecessary things or worrying about things you can do nothing about. Think carefully about how you spend your time. Do you really need to go to that meeting, or be copied into all those emails? Set blocks of time aside to deal with specific things. Avoid distractions. Be ruthless with dealing with paper and administration. Don't procrastinate.
Stress is a medical condition and it can have a serious effect on your health. If you think you are suffering from stress it is crucial that you consult a medical professional.