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How to manage stress at work

How to manage stress at work

Work stress is normal, but excessive stress affects our performance, productivity, relationship and home life, and our physical and emotional health. There is nothing you can do to control work stress, but there are steps you can take to shield yourself from the damaging effects of work stress.

The common symptoms of work stress include:

  • Feeling anxious or depressed
  • Headaches
  • Apathy
  • Fatigue
  • Problem sleeping
  • Social withdrawal
  • Problem concentrating
  • Use of drugs to cope
  • Low sex drive

 

Tips for dealing with work stress

1. Reach out

The best stress reducer is sharing your worries with people close to you. The other person doesn’t necessarily have to solve your problems. All he or she needs is to be a good listener. Talking your 3DMS stress management workshop out face-to-face and getting sympathy and support will help you regain calmness.

2. Act Rather than React

Work stress occurs when things get out of control. The best thing to do is to identify the aspects you can control and let go of the rest. Don’t struggle to control macro forces that are beyond your limits.

3. Take a deep breath

Taking a deep breath for a few minutes will help when you’re feeling overwhelmed. This restores balance and confidence.

4. Exercise

Aerobic exercises raise the heart rate. Thirty minutes of regular exercise will lift your mood, sharpen focus, increase energy, and relax your mind and body.

5. Eat right

Eating small healthy meals frequently helps maintain your blood sugar level. Good eating habits help prevent mood swings while maintaining your energy and focus. Low blood sugar levels make you feel irritable and anxious.

6. Sleep well

Lack of enough sleep at night interferes with your productivity, problem-solving skills, creativity, memory, and the ability to focus. You can improve the quality of your sleep by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. You should sleep for at least eight hours at night.