Stress can affect most people in their normal lives, but workplace stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health; the ability within you to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Signs and symptoms of excessive job and workplace stress

  • Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed
  • Apathy, loss of interest in work
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Social withdrawal

Yes, it is hard to control these signs and symptoms in a workplace, but it doesn’t mean that you’re powerless.  You will always overthink when stuck in these situations and even think about whether the role is the right one for you, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Finding ways to manage your workplace stress doesn’t mean thinking about a career change, because you will come across this barrier one way or another.

The key to dealing with workplace stress is to focus on one thing at a time and to overcome this, you need to focus on one thing: YOU!

How do I deal with it, I hear you say…

First of all, you must reduce job stress by prioritising and organising. Below are some tips on how you can reduce this:

Create a balanced schedule – Every day when you walk through the office doors, make yourself a to-do list and sort it out by prioritising the workload to enable you to have work throughout the day in a more organised manner.

Don’t overcommit yourself – Don’t sit there and work out the length of each task because you will get intercepted throughout the day. You don’t want to add too many tasks to the list and rushing at the end of the day to get them done; leave it until the next day.

Try to leave earlier in the morning – Have you ever rushed in the mornings to get into the office and all of a sudden you’re panicking and don’t know where to start? Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the day to allow you some time to ease into the day; make yourself a drink and plan your day.

Break throughout the day – You don’t want to be sitting at your desk for 8 or more hours in a day… It won’t do you any good, so make sure you plan to have regular breaks throughout the day to recharge your batteries.

Other ways to reduce stress in a workplace

Reduce your job stress by improving emotional intelligence:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management

Breaking bad habits:

  • Resist perfectionism
  • Clean up your act
  • Flip your negative thinking
  • Don’t control the uncontrollable

How managers/employers can reduce job stress:

  • Improve communication
  • Consult your employees
  • Cultivate a friendly social climate

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