The bad economy has made it difficult for numerous people to face challenges in the workplace. The growing pressure has given birth to high stress levels that affect everyone from employers, managers, and workers. Although stress is beneficial at certain times, excessive stress can lessen productivity and affect your physical and emotional health.
When people are overwhelmed with stress, they lose confidence, become irritable or withdrawn, and cant find satisfaction in whatever they do. Untreated, excessive stress can build up and lead to a host of health problems. While you cant totally eliminate stress, you can control it so it wont interfere with your life. Here are some ways to deal with the problem:
Make a schedule that you can follow. All work and no play can be bad so make sure your schedule permits you to do a lot of different things. Balance work and family life so you’ll have time for your personal interests, hobbies, and other social events.
Don’t think you can do everything in one day. That’s torturing you. Avoid scheduling things back-to-back or trying to accomplish in a day what should be done in a week. Learn to distinguish what needs to be done from what can be done later. Put tasks that aren’t necessary at the bottom of the list. If there’s a lot to do, don’t do it all by yourself. Learn to delegate responsibility to give other people a chance to take care of the task. Don’t be greedy and try to control every little step. This will free you from unnecessary stress.
If going to work makes you tired, leave early in the morning to avoid the morning rush and arrive at the office relaxed. Make it a point to get regular breaks throughout the day to give you time to unwind. During these breaks, just sit back and clear your mind. Go outside at break time so you can escape from the pressures of work and do what you want.