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Managing Job Related Stress: 7 Tips to Help You Cope.

October 9, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Jobs can be stressful no matter what line of work you may be in. Whether it’s handling customers, dealing with dangerous situations or working on tight deadlines, job related stress can take a toll on your health and wellness. The following are 7 tips to help workers cope with stress and find peace of mind in the workplace.

Get Organized

Stress can put your mental and physical wellness at risk. If you’re unusually stressed out at work, you want to take steps to improve your health. Spend time getting your desk organized by ditching clutter and implementing a structured file system. You can also stay on top of your work duties by implementing a to-do list. Cross things off as you tackle them. If you have assignments you dislike most, put them at the top of the list. Once you solve the most problematic issues, the rest will seem simple.

Take Time Off

Anxiety and stress in the work place can easily escalate. If you feel like your job performance is diminishing, and your stress escalates, you want to schedule time off. Employees are typically given sick, personal and vacation days by the company. Although you may think that your co-workers can’t live without you, taking a break can rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Need help with ideas on where to go? Bali is one of many tropical surf and shopping holiday destinations with a wide variety of areas to explore. The USA, Canada and Europe are other excellent places to vacation when you’re looking to recharge your batteries.

Talk About It

One of the best ways to reduce stress and achieve mental relaxation in the work place is by talking about it. Whether it’s with a co-worker, boss, family member or friend, the simple act of talking it over allows you to blow off steam. Chatting can be especially beneficial when it’s over a particular situation. If your issues seem to be more serious or you don’t have someone you can trust, it may be helpful to speak with a life coach or therapist. This expert may be more knowledgeable in handling work situations where tact and respect are paramount.

Ask for Assistance

Don’t worry if you’re not able to solely meet the demands of your position at work. You can always ask other employees within the company to pitch in when the going gets to be too much. However, when it’s your other co-workers time of need, you need to ensure that you’re there for them. If the other office workers are just as stressed and overworked, you may need to hire a personal assistant. This person can keep your organized and on schedule. They can also assist you by taking care of jobs that take up a lot of time and are less important.

Find Humor in a Situation

When you’re worried and stressed at work, you may be all business like. But laughter is the best medicine for those who are tired and overworked. You can try letting go and sharing in some funny situations. Whether you tell a joke, look at something funny online or relive comedic moments with your co-workers, the non-serious situations add levity to a stressful environment.

Set Realistic Expectations

Americans are extremely hard working citizens, and their work day usually exceeds what other countries set for themselves. But you have to remember that you can only handle so many tasks in one day. Going beyond a reasonable limit could set you up for failure. The work overload can also lead to poor health. To avoid stress, set serious goals for yourself as to what you can accomplish each day. Anything over that limit can be handled the next business day. Although you may want to take work home with you, you’ll soon get burned out. Plan on spending your free time after work by pampering yourself or enjoying family time.

Stay Positive

Negativity can suck the life, motivation and energy out of a person. If you’re looking to live stress-free at work and home, you want to practice the power of positive thinking. Every time a negative thought tries to break through, replace it with happy thoughts. You can also reward yourself when you accomplish both little and major feats.

While it may sound like a cliché, you’re really nothing if you don’t have your health. Although your work may seem to be of the utmost importance, you need to reduce stress in order to be happy. By adopting the above simple strategies, you can help control your situation at work and make things better for yourself.

Staff Writer; Paul Hall


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