We all know that serving the church is stressful. Extremely stressful.
Well, a new study by the British Psychological Society has a simple solution that will help cut your stress level. And I think you should try it right now.
Here it is…
Shut of your smartphone and ignore your social networks.
In fact… here are the recommendations from the study:
Organisations will not flourish if their employees are stressed, irrespective of the source of stress, so it is in their interest to encourage their employees to switch their phones off; cut the number of work emails sent out of hours, reduce people’s temptation to check their devices.
If you need to cut the stress level for the rest of the afternoon, try shutting off your smartphone for an hour. Do the same with your facebook and twitter accounts; and with your gmail.
You’ll find that you’ll be a little less ‘on the edge’. And that nothing catestrophic will probably happen in the next hour. If something does, just put out the fire and move on.
Give it a try; and share here how it felt.