How To Tackle Work-Related Stress

How to tackle work-related stress 

how do you handle work-related stress?

Work-related stress is caused by a number of factors. Some of the most common causes of stress at work include long hours, heavy workloads, job insecurity, and poor relationships with coworkers or management.

Although some of these factors can be difficult to change, there are some ways you can make work more manageable. If you’re feeling under pressure at work, here are some tips for tackling work-related stress:

Prioritize. If you’re feeling very overwhelmed at work, take five minutes to organize your tasks. This can help you regroup and focus on your most important projects. Sometimes, we allow ourselves to become consumed by the work that continues to pile up. However, if you’re able to prioritize your tasks, you’ll be able to cross off each project on your to-do list as you go throughout the day.

Remember to breathe. Whenever you’re feeling stressed, it’s really important to concentrate on your breathing. Whether at your desk or you decide to step away from the office, take a moment to collect your thoughts and focus on your breathing. Slow, deep breathing will help you calm your nerves so you can get back to work.

Break a bad habit. Many of us tend to maximize stress at work through our bad habits. However, if you’re able to take control of your negative work habits, you’ll be able to handle the stress caused by work.

For example, if you’re a perfectionist, this is a self-defeating habit that’s preventing you from working stress-free. It’s important to understand that not every project, event, or meeting will run smoothly. To overcome this bad habit, try setting realistic goals for yourself. This way, you’ll be able to focus on what’s most important and strive to do your best.

Speak up.  If you find yourself in a situation where you’re overwhelmed with a project or deadline, speak up to a coworker or manager. By talking to a colleague at work, he or she can help you find ways to break up the project or prioritize your tasks.

You should also consider delegating some of your tasks to your coworkers to help you manage more stressful projects. Remember, you don’t have to do everything by yourself if you’re feeling incredibly overwhelmed. Asking for help on a project will help you let go of the stress that comes with managing an entire task.

Take care of yourself. At the end of the day, you need to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. If you find yourself sleep deprived or fatigued on a regular basis, this can add a great amount of stress to your workload.

To reduce work-related stress, make sure you’re getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night, eating healthy, and exercising often.  These are simple yet important routines that will help you greatly reduce the stress in your life.

Ready to overcome work-related stress?

The key to conquering work-related stress is understanding the source of your stress. Once you understand the source of your stress, you’ll be able to cope with it better and know when to implement one of these stress relief techniques.

What are your tips for reducing work-related stress?

Olivia Adams

Olivia Adams is a public relations senior at Ferris State University. She is a blogger who loves everything social media, digital, and of course, coffee! When she's not busy tweeting or writing, Olivia spends much of her time baking desserts and running. Follow her on Twitter @OliviaAdamsPR.