As an employee, every one of us experiences stress due to work. It has become a part and parcel of most workplaces. Allow us to clear a common misconception though. Job stress does not occur only when you don’t like your job or have the wrong job. Job stress can be a part of your life even when you are holding your dream job or a job that you dearly love.
Short-term stress brought about by urgent deadlines or unexpected problems can be dealt by everyone. However, when stress becomes a chronic disorder and an everyday component of your job, and affects your ability to perform and your well-being, it is a sign that stress has now become a serious problem in your life.
If you are overwhelmingly stressed, the symptoms show up in the form of anxiety, lack of sleep, trouble concentrating, muscle tensions, frequent headaches etc.
If you experiencing any of the above symptoms, then it is possible that that you are suffering from job stress. Before it impacts not only the work you do but also your health, here is a list of few tips that we think can help you manage stress.
Set daily goals:
The presence of stress can make your entire workday seems like an enormous mountain that you cannot climb. And since the entire day already seems insurmountable, you may notice that the stress piles up more once you are at work.
Wondering how you can tackle this? First up, break down your work day into smaller chunks. Get to work, make a list of tasks at hand, decide what you can tackle first and what you can do later. Create an agenda that allows you enough leeway to get to the important tasks but also gives you a breather. You do not have to steamroll through your entire workday. Planning and managing your time is one of the key factor to reducing job stress.
Start the day with positive thoughts:
There are endless things to talk about for beginning a day on a positive note. Positive mindsets help you tackle problems far more easily than negative mindsets. It can be hard to maintain a positive disposition when you are facing a particularly bad day. On those days, if you cannot dredge up any positive feelings, seclude yourself and just focus on your work. You may not be positive, but at least you won’t be blowing off on your colleagues or superiors. – Read More
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