How to deal with stress at work

Are you a person who’s dealing with work stress? Who can’t concentrate while working because of deadlines that’s causing stress?

We all deal with work stress at some point in our life, specially at work. There’s no doubt about it, wether you’re a cashier, waitress, bartender, office admin, manager etc.

There is many reasons why you may become stress at work. I’ve been there, trust me I would go home and bring that energy to my family. I would come home frustrated and complaining about my day, about what happened at work, about who did what, who didn’t do this or that. It was the same cycle everyday.

One day my husband pulled me to the side and communicated that me coming home with all this stress was not only affecting me but my son and our dog. They can feel my energy, specially on my most stressful days. My son is autistic and nonverbal and let me tell you they work of energy. They are able to feel you.

This is when I decided to find ways to deal with stress at work and not bring that energy home. Everything in life is energy! I began meditating at night and in the mornings before work. I created a routine for myself. When I would meditate at night I would let go of the day and everything that happened during the day, we need to remember that we are energy. What we put out is what we will receive.

As humans we don’t do this very often we carry everything we’ve gone through in the day to the next day. We don’t release and let go.

Let’s look at some ways to deal and release work stress. I mean that’s what you’re here for isn’t it? For some tips. 😇

1. Start your day off right

After scrambling to prepare the kids breakfast and send them off to school, dodging traffic and combating road range and gulping down coffee while driving, many people arrive to work already stressed. This makes them more reactive to stress in the workplace.

You might be surprised by how affected by workplace stress you are when you have a stressful morning. When you start off the day with planning, good nutrition, and a positive attitude, you might find that the stress of your job rolls off your back more easily.

For some morning routine tips read my post

2. Be clear on your requirements

A factor known to contribute to work burnout is unclear requirements for employees. If you don’t know exactly what is expected of you, or if the requirements for your role keep changing with little notice, you might become extremely stressed. This is when I recommend also setting boundaries know what tasks you can take on and what you can’t.

If you find yourself never knowing if what you are doing is enough, it may help to have a talk with your supervisor. You can take the time to go over expectations and discuss strategies for meeting them. This can relieve stress for both of you!

3. Stay away from conflict

Now this is a big one for me…this is me what I do but I know everyone is different. When I go to work I go to work, I don’t sit around gossiping in the break room, in someone’s desk, cubicle etc. I’m the one who goes to work and does her job and goes home. I don’t associate myself into any conflicts. I don’t give opinions on anyone either. Learn this the hard way.

Interpersonal conflict takes a toll on your physical and emotional health. Conflict among co-workers can be difficult to escape, so it’s a good idea to avoid conflict at work as much as you can.

Don’t gossip, don’t share too many of your personal opinions about religion and politics, and steer clear of “colorful” office humor.

When possible, try to avoid people who don’t work well with others. If conflict finds you anyway, make sure you know how to handle it appropriately.

4. Stay organized

Even if you’re a naturally disorganized person, planning ahead to stay organized can greatly decrease your stress at work. Being organized with your time means less rushing in the morning to avoid being late as well as less hustling to get out at the end of the day.

Keeping yourself organized can also mean avoiding the negative effects of clutter, and being more efficient with your work.

5. Be comfortable

This is another big factor. Make sure you are comfortable at work. Meaning your area.

You might not notice you’re stressed if you’re sitting in an uncomfortable chair for just a few minutes, but if you practically live in that chair when you’re at work, you might have a sore back and be more reactive to stress because of it.

Even small things like office space can be distracting and cause feelings of low-grade frustration. Do what you can to create a quiet, comfortable, and soothing workspace.

6. Forget Multitasking

Multitasking was once said as a fantastic way to maximize one’s time and get more done in a day. However, people eventually began to realize that if they had a phone to their ear and were making calculations at the same time, their speed and accuracy (not to mention sanity) often suffered.

Take on your tasks by priority this will help you stay organize.

7. Walk during lunch

If your schedule allows for it, you might try taking short exercise breaks throughout the day. This can help you blow off steam, lift your mood, and get into better shape.

8. Take time to recharge

Taking even a few minutes of personal time during a busy day can help prevent burnout.

Listening to an interesting podcast in between breaks or watching a funny Youtube video can give you relaxing pauses throughout the day. Taking a quick walk down the hallway whether it for 2 mins can help with recharging.

It’s also important to take breaks from thinking about your job by not checking work-related emails on your time off or disconnecting from your phone in the evenings.

9. Learn to relax

Meditate Meditate Meditate !!

It has been proven that – Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.

I’m a firm believer that the more time you put into meditation the more peace and calmness you’ll have.

10. Listen to music on the drive home

Listening to music after a long work day offers many benefits and can be an effective way to relieve stress before, during, and after work. Playing an uplifting song while you make breakfast can help you start the day off feeling better prepared to interact with the people in your life.

Likewise, combating the stress of a long day with your favorite music on the drive home can help you wind down and feel less stressed when you get there. This is something I used everyday when I felt work tension building in. It has been a life saver! So go on and play your favorite Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, The Weeknd, Cardi b, song!

Published by Justforgp

Lifestyle blogger who loves to write about Life, Family, Self-Improvement, Home etc.

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