Stress Management in the Workplace
management in the workplace has become more and more difficult
everyday. The environment we work in has a lot more pressure
lot more stressful than it was for our ancestors. It’s a jungle out
rings true when you have to juggle home and work, are able to
delegate, manage upwards and downwards and often have very few
tools, resources and time to do it all. In
all the tight deadlines and the budgets and frameworks, we
to stretch ourselves, continue to push boundaries until we get a
call, until our lives may not be the same again.
important to recognize the importance of the stress management
the workplace before you are burnt out and before you find yourself
dealing with complications that may jepordize the quality of your
at work often results from managing an unrealistic portfolio,
uncertainty at work, poor time management skills,
Stress affects your ability to
work to the best of your ability, and often affects you in physical and
emotional ways as well. You are more likely to fall sick when you are
than when you are satisfied at work.
Before you can
cope with stress at work – you must first learn a few tips
about stress management in the workplace.
Stress Management in the Workplace checklist!
If your answer is yes to more than 50% of the following questions you are under a lot of stress and you need to take control NOW!!
Do you feel anxious, irritable or depressed?
losing interest in your work?
have problems sleeping at night?
tired all the time?
have trouble concentrating on tasks?
suffer from muscle tension or headaches?
stomach acting up?
feel like withdrawing socially?
turning to drugs or alcohol to help you through the day?
Here are some
ways to help
with stress management in the workplace:
You may tent to skip
stepping-back and slowing down in making yourselves aware of
stress in the workplace, but this your life and you
ought do it, before you learn it the hard way. Just
try detaching yourself from the work environment and see the
big picture; your family, your other passions, your once-upon-a-time
happy-self. There's corners in your life that need revisiting-Life it's
still multi demonsional even though you may have lost focus.
working out – exercise is shown to elevate your mood and make you feel
stressful, even a 20 minute walk once a day or two 10 minute walks will
eat too much or too little, try and eat small frequently meals
throughout your workday to keep you active and keep your blood sugar
the alcohol on workdays as it affects you ability to concentrate which
turn lead to more stress for you.
- Try and
make time for 8 hours of sleep every night, don’t take your laptop to
a cup of herbal tea, run a warm bath or drink a glass of milk to help
your workday, make time for work and also some time for yourself and
make sure you have some pleasurable tasks built into your hectic
- Don’t be
a YES body – say no to things if you can’t do them and don’t over
over commit yourself, of you know you will end up compromising in some
finish the project.
- Try to
make your mornings as stress-free as possible, lay out your clothes the
before, pack lunch and your bags.
sure you schedule some regular breaks throughout the day to give you
distress yourself, a quick coffee break or even a walk to the copier
can help you calm yourself.
- Use a
to-do list or planners to keep track of your tasks and also see how far
you are with each one.
the best way to deal with stress is to talk about it to someone else,
find an ally at work, that you can talk to and vent out. It's a very
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