Mind & Body
How to Deal with Office Stress?
According to research, the percentage of people who are stressed at work is marginally high and its only getting worse. According to a survey by Statista, the main causes of work stress in the people of North America is workload, people issues, juggling work, personal life and lack of job security.
Work stress can bring a major toll to health. Stress can cause ailments like high blood pressure and diabetes leading to heart diseases. But work stress is really common in all the offices so avoiding it can really be a difficult task. You need to adopt realistic strategies which will manage your stress at work. We have listed down a few stress management techniques for you to try.
Start your Day on a Good Note:
It really matters how you start your day as the mood you set the first thing is morning is what continues the entire day. Have a nice breakfast and stop by your favourite coffee shop to get a delicious cup of cappuccino before you enter your office
Talk to Superiors:
Have an open conversation with your superior to build up an effective plan to manage office stress as not only you but your colleagues are also going through the same.
Do Not Get into Conflicts:
Conflicts bring no good in any workplace. If you fall into a disagreement, manage it tactfully rather than getting into a conflict. Refrain from over-sharing and gossip at workplace as that can only lead to conflicts in the future.
This comes without saying, a disorganized and cluttered workspace can only lead to more stress and less productivity. You will waste time now and then searching for things. Having an organized and a clutter-free workspace can make you a little relaxed and highly productive.
Comfortable Workspace Furniture:
You must be working 8 hours a day on an average if your chair is not comfortable that will lead to headaches and backache. Talk to management to provide comfortable seating. If that does not work, you can get your own seat which can be placed on the chair to give proper back support and make you comfortable.
Do Not Multi-task:
You must have read in many places the advantages of multitasking, but we are going to suggest otherwise. Multitasking is like cluttering your mind with ten different things, instead, concentrate on one work, complete it and then work on the next project. Do not try to do everything together that will only confuse you more increasing your stress.
Take Short Walks at Work:
Sitting in one place for hours can result in bad blood circulation in the body. Keep moving around every hour for 5 minutes. If possible, go outside in the sun. You will feel rejuvenated to work for another hour at least.
Indulge in Stress-Buster Routines:
You can indulge yourself in activities which breaks your stress like listening to music or meditating. Take out 5 minutes in your lunch break and do these things, you will already feel much relaxed to work in the second half.
Get Some Expert Support:
If you think you really are not able to manage your own stress, consulting an expert can be a great idea. You can contact a therapist to help you manage the stress or have a psychic chat in online chat rooms to get a finance and career reading which might help you to decide which way to go career wise and relax you further. Accepting help can improve your ability to manage stress.
Career is important for most of the people but, do not forget to prioritize your health as well. Remember that the reason you are working so hard is to support your family so do not forget to spend quality time with them as the best stress buster is to be around your friends and family and it is a WIN-WIN for all.