How To Manage Stress At Work
Work, above everything else, can be a stressful environment. Not doing well at a job, whether you are running a business for yourself or you’re employed by someone else, can weigh heavily. So can workplace bullying, not feeling listened to, having financial issues, and much more. Yet when you are stressed, ironically your work will suffer – you will be less productive and less likely to be able to make decisions for fear of causing a situation to become worse. This stress needs to be managed, and here are some ways it can be done.
Constantly coming up against something that is going to cause you stress is not going to help the matter at all. By never stepping away and taking a break, you may think that you are doing the right thing and that you will get through the problem in the end, but you might actually be making things worse; taking a break can clear your mind and allow you to look at issues more objectively. Taking a break doesn’t have to mean leaving the office, although it can, but other options might include going online and playing games at Unibet, for example. You can meditate, take a moment and breathe in the fresh air.
Stepping away can be as long or as short a process as you need it to be. It will depend on your deadlines and the other people around you and what they might need from you, and this will need to be taken into account. However in general, whether you take five minutes to play online or you take an hour to go for a walk, stepping away is an excellent form of de-stressing, and according to Sharecare.com, it will do you good.
Find The Stressors
There will be certain things that make you feel more stressed than others. You may not realize this and just think of ‘work’ as being the stressful thing. However, it could simply be smaller elements of your job, and not the entire job itself.
Therefore, keep track of the times when you feel stressed. Is it when a particular person asks you to do something? Is it when your inbox is too full which is a common stressor? Perhaps it’s when work colleagues come to talk to you when you’re trying to do something else. It could be lots of little things or one bigger thing, but until you know what your stressors really are, you won’t be able to tackle them.
There will come a point when you realize that you can’t deal with the stresses of work by yourself anymore and that it is actually making you physically and mentally sick, something that Stress.org tells us happens a lot. At this time, you must speak to someone to get some support. You can choose a supervisor or work colleague, or if that is too close to the problem, then you will need to find someone else such as a family member or friend, or perhaps a professional therapist to help you.
The point is, you need to tell someone what is going on and listen to how they suggest you deal with the stress. You will know what feels right; taking a break, a vacation, a different department, perhaps a different job altogether– they are all options.