Thursday, October 21, 2010

How to Manage Stress at Work

Anyone who is just starting to work wants to be the ideal employee, however, as some employees count years in their jobs, they tend to experience negative changes physically, mentally, and emotionally, all brought about by stress.

Stress is always present and inevitable, and it is important to note that stress is not always bad, but too much of it imperils one’s physical and emotional well-being.

Here are some things you can do to manage job stress effectively.

• Study the situation. When your profession demands for more than what you can give, consider looking for a new job.

• Bargain with your boss. If your job has become less lovely but you still want to continue working for the company, ask your employer to modify your job to better fit your skills.

• Have a break. Listen to music, do a little stretching, or meditate, and take a walk outside the office and breathe in some fresh air, and if this is not enough, go on vacation.

• Talk. One effective stress reducer is airing out to people whom you trust the most, and sharing your stress and anxieties with a family member, friend, a close officemate, or any loved one will lighten up the load.

• Be realistic. Going the extra mile at work is undeniably commendable, however, you must not forget that you can only do so much, and failure is likely the result of setting unrealistic expectations.

• Stay positive. Any tough situation will never get better if you will be grouchy and full of complaints, have a positive outlook of your job and develop a good attitude, and this way, you will be able to realize that having a tough and demanding work is not really that bad.

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