Stress is one of, if not the, largest contribution to modern health issues. Too much of this stress is related to work with over 30% of people indicating they get extremely stressed at work. This is not healthy. Read on to find some tips to take the stress out of work.
Take some perspective
The first step is to realize that a job is just a job. Whatever happens, your health and well being comes first. While some people’s jobs literally have lives in their hands, most don’t. If you have to submit the form a day late and it stresses you out, realize that in the grand scheme of things it will not matter. Think of you in ten years’ time and wonder will this moment even occur to you. If not, then don’t let it affect you now either.
Start your day right
Stress is often an indication of something else being wrong. If your boss gets mad at you every day and you usually let it roll off you like water off a duck’s back, then today should be no different. If you didn’t sleep well, didn’t have a good breakfast or had an argument at home, then any little thing could stress you out. Ensure you are looking after your own well being and that you are bringing your best you to work.
Listen to some music
If you are working on a difficult task, try playing some music that allows you to get rid of outside distractions and focus on your work. If that is not possible, listen to your favorite music on the commute home. Take joy in these little moments. If you have a bad moment at work, don’t let those ten bad minutes ruin an entire day.
Overall take steps to ensure that stress is not a constant factor in your life. While at times there are all stressful things we can’t avoid, it should not be recurring. If it is, talk to your employer and ask for more clarity on your role and how to make it work better. Make your health a priority.