This new article will show you everything you need to know about how to deal with stress at work.
Totally stressed out that you get startled by your own image when you look in the mirror? Find out what’s stressing you out, and affecting your looks & health. Stress may stem from job dissatisfaction, or higher-ups, or co-workers, or suppliers’ conditions at the workplace. Here are 15 tips to combat stress:
How To Deal With Stress At Work:
1. Get organized
The technique to programming yourself for a happy and productive week is being organized. Eliminate clutter. Being disorganized wastes much time and contributes to stress.
2. Delegate tasks
Learn the art of delegation. You cannot do all the work by yourself. You will just spread yourself thin and stress yourself out. By assigning staff tasks they can perform, you can better focus on other important matters requiring your attention.
3. Learn to say no
Work-related stress often comes from trying to please everybody. If you’re the type who always agrees to help people when they seek assistance from you, you’re bound to leave little time to accomplish your key tasks. So next time a colleague asks if you can help them do something, be honest and say you have a lot of things to do. Refrain from taking on more work than you can realistically handle.
4. Stop being a worry wart
Constantly worrying over things can contribute a great deal of stress. Accept the fact that some things are beyond your control. So do your best in the tasks you need to undertake and stop worrying about how things will turn out. Keep in mind also that worrying will not accomplish anything good.
5. Manage your time
Time management is essential not only in getting important things done. If you don’t plan your activities and appointments, you may just realize that so many things – or visitors — are eating up your time. A to-do list can help you remember the things you must do. Meantime, you can break down large projects into smaller chunks so you are not overwhelmed.
Track the projects you need to accomplish, prioritize the most important tasks, and allot time for downtime. Having work-life balance is important for the physical and emotional well-being of employees, and can contribute to greater productivity at work.
6. Make your work environment conducive
Some work settings contribute to stress owing to the noise level, poor design or cramped spaces & poor lighting, and toxic chemicals (in wall paint, in the air, or in office supplies).
If your employer is not doing anything to uphold occupational health and safety, much less make the work area conducive for performing day-to-day tasks, seek employment elsewhere.
7. Interact with people who won’t drain your energy
People may face various kinds of hurdles at work. There are, however, powerful thieves of energy, like negative thinking people at work. Steer clear of them. Spending time with negative people will do you more harm than good.
8. Eat well
Eat well and give your brain & the rest of your body a steady source of fuel. Load up on foods that have the antioxidants vitamins C & E, to protect your body from free radical damage and bolster your immune system. Eat magnesium-rich foods as well as omega-3 fatty acids as well to lower stress level.
Simple stretching exercises can be done between work breaks in your work area. Or head for the gym after work. Exercising offers a body-revving outlet; it can help an individual release pent-up sentiments, worries, hostilities and anxieties.
10. Get enough shuteye
Getting adequate sleep can enhance health and help the body withstand stress or illness, and also keep the mind alert.
11. Seek your HR head’s help
If your office section is understaffed, speak to your higher-up and HR head on the possibility of the company hiring additional manpower. Be ready to justify the request.
12. Confide in a mentor or friend
Having someone around whom you can share your sentiments with can ease stress.
13. Use relaxation strategies
Apart from exercising, take the time to adopt some relaxation strategies, like engaging in a few minutes of meditation, reading a book, or doing yoga off-hours.
14. Develop a sense of humor
Lightening up rather than always being uptight can be a stress buster.
15. Allot just enough time for work
Most people get stressed because they work long hours. Pace yourself and strive to get work done within the allotted working hours. Try not to be late, too, so you don’t end up stressing yourself.