Practical Ways of Managing Stress in Your Work Environment

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

Stress is defined as a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and also may contribute to disease. The most common currently accepted definition of stress is a sensation that is experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize”.

We can’t always avoid stress, as it is a part of life. However, we can neutralize stress by implementing some positive principles.
This article will give you some techniques to equip you with effective coping mechanisms for dealing with work related stress.

  1. Know Who You Are – Understand your strengths and weakness as they relate to the job that you are employed to do. More likely than not, if you are in a job where you get energized when you go to work every day, than you are probably going to perform better than if you are in a job that does not fit your skill and personality set.
  2. Develop a teachable and cooperative attitude in the workplace – You will experience a lot less stress if you go into work with a positive mindset that you are going to express a positive outlook and attitude throughout the day.
  3. Avoid office gossip – Develop a reputation for getting things done, not talking about employees. Focus on your priorities so that you focus on the most important job to do. Initiate doing more than just your fair share. You will be surprised as to who is watching your performance!
  4. Develop healthy boundaries in the workplace. This means that you keep your personal problems and challenges out of the work place. Spending a lot of time on your cell phone, emailing to personal friends, or talking to family members or co workers during company time causes a company’s productivity to decline. In these difficult economic times, when companies have to engage in layoffs, they will look at how productive you have been and what you have been contributing to their organization as they make their decisions.