Dealing With Stress at Work
There will always be times when you will feel stressed at work no matter how much you like
what you are doing. Unlike others you don’t have to let stress have the upper hand. It is
possible to deal with stress in such a way that it can motivate you in a positive rather than a
Examining Stress at Work
People often feel completely isolated when they are dealing with work related stress, which is
often an erroneous perception. Surprisingly enough work can be the highest stress factor for
around twenty five percent of people. Nowadays it seems that as many as seventy five percent
of workers believe that work is more stressful for them than it was for their parents.
Most of us get stressed about work at points, so you are not alone. More often than not people
begin to feel less nervy and stressed when they know that other people feel the same way.
You can, fortunately, develop methods to minimize the stress you feel at work.
Reducing Workplace Stress
Ways to limit job related stress include the following:
• Don’t hang on to unimportant issues
• Take steps to achieve a greater balance between the workplace and home
• Establish a supportive circle of relations, friends and colleagues
Let Go of Things
A relaxed and positive attitude often affects the world around you in a positive manner.
Things that bothered you in the past will seem unimportant once you establish a positive
attitude to your surroundings. The stress won’t disappear but your attitude towards it will
have changed significantly.
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Balancing Life and Work
We often experience stress and find it difficult to deal with things when work becomes all
important. Make time for activities such as telephoning a friend or making time to read that
book you bought. If work has too much of a central place it will take over the rest of your life.
When work assumes too much, it reduces your effectiveness and efficiency.
Quality Family Time Reduces S