Managing stress in the workplace can feel like a full time job in itself.
Work-related stress is a real problem that can have significant negative effects on our health, productivity, and relationships. If not managed effectively, work stress can lead to burnout, depression, anxiety, and a host of other physical and mental health problems. Fortunately, there are a few key things you can do to manage work stress effectively.
First and foremost, counseling is a great resource for managing stress in the workplace. A counselor can help you identify the source of your stress and work with you to develop a plan to cope with it. Check with your employer to see if they offer counseling in their insurance plans or through an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Additionally, these work space specific tips may help reduce work place stress:
– Make sure your workspace is clean and organized
– Take regular breaks
– Avoid multitasking & procrastination
– Set realistic goals
– Stay positive
Finally, remember that you are not alone in this. Talk to your friends and family about your stressors and ask for their support.
By following these tips, you can manage work stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep it from taking over your life.