“Tackle the tough stuff first,” advises Angela. “Whether at work or home, it’s all too easy to put off the tough tasks or difficult conversations until later. Perhaps unsurprisingly, if you at least make a start on these while you have most energy, you are more likely to complete them quickly and with a satisfactory outcome.
“If you leave difficult tasks to later in the day, you’re more likely to give up more quickly, say something you later regret or give in to another’s demands.” So start the day with a to-do list of things you’re dreading. By lunch they’ll be done and the stress will be over!