Stress In The Workplace: Can It Be Managed?

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Stress In The Workplace: Can It Be Managed?

Workplace stress is an increasingly common problem. Whether it stems from concern about job security, conflict with coworkers or from the everyday grind, workplace stress should not be taken lightly. Too much stress can manifest itself in physical problems, including long-lasting serious conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Managing stress is essential to staying healthy, and this advice will help workers learn how to manage stress.

Physical Health

One of the best things a person can do to relieve stress is exercise. Everybody knows exercise is a physically healthy activity, but exercise is also instrumental in improving mental health. Stressed-out workers should go for a walk during lunch or hit the gym afterward work. Though work is very tiring, and many workers are reluctant to work out after leaving, exercise also improves energy levels. It’s a difficult habit to make, but it is one of the best ways to manage stress.

Perspective

It’s far too easy to exaggerate the importance of workplace events. Stressed workers should be reminded to maintain their perspective. Work is work, not an individual’s entire life. If a worker can keep their mind on work while they’re at work, and then put work away when they leave, stress levels will go down. A good way to do this is to begin meditating. Meditation is all about focusing on one thing and being able to control and direct thoughts. With this ability, workers are better able to focus on stressors only when necessary, moving on to new tasks without distraction or stress.

Happiness Outside Work

Even though workplace stress is all about work, having a robust outside life can actually help lighten workplace stress. Having a strong social support system is essential to a stress-free life. Stressed workers may neglect their social relationships, thus increasing stress. Making and keeping plans with family and friends improves an individual’s overall well-being. In addition, stressed workers should take up an enjoyable hobby. Having outside enjoyment is essential to maintaining workplace stress.

Workplace stress can feel inevitable and unending, but it’s not. These tactics are proven to reduce workplace stress and create happier, healthier workers.

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Daniel A. Rubin has 4 articles online

Daniel A. Ruban is an entrepreneur who thrives on challenge and variety. A lover of all things business; he is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Visit him at www.VirtualOfficeSNJ.com

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This article was published on 2013/10/19