October 31, 2014
Concluding our blog series 7 Tips for Dealing with Workplace Stress, below are some final helpful tips that can assist you in minimizing your workplace stress while maximizing your productivity, as well as your overall quality of life.
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Tip 5 – Take breaks during your workday.
This tip for minimizing workplace stress may seem counterintuitive on the surface, but it is, nevertheless, effective. Take a close look at your typical workday and figure out when you may be able to schedule a few 15-minute or so breaks (or one longer 30- to 60-minute break if possible).
Taking some time to step away from your desk and exercise, eat or otherwise take care of yourself can help you:
- Clear your head
- Keep your energy levels up
- Gain some perspective about work in general or a specific task or project you may be working on at the moment
- Reduce your workplace stress while improving your productivity and efficiency.
Tip 6 – Trust yourself.
One of the unfortunate repercussions of significant workplace stress is that it often causes people to lose confidence in their work, second guess themselves and lack the esteem they may need to work as efficiently as possible.
Therefore, when you notice that you may be dealing with more workplace stress than usual (because you are working longer hours, for instance), do your best to:
- Determine what aspects of the stress you can control and which aspects are out of your control
- Realize the value you bring to a specific task, project or even job in general
- Do not take it personally and let the workplace stress impact your professional self-esteem and your ability to do your job well.
Tip 7 – Do your best to stay healthy outside of work.
Another unfortunate aspect of workplace stress (or any stress for that matter) is that it can tend to make people less diligent about keeping up their health in general. From not eating well and exercising regularly to maybe even taking up unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking too much alcohol, stress can beget poor health in various ways; what can make matters worse is the snowballing effect this can have on people, as poor health can intensify stress (just as stress can magnify poor health).
So, to combat this destructive relationship, do your best to live healthfully outside of work. Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and get a good amount of sleep nightly. Staying healthy outside of work can help to make you as sharp as possible for work, and this can, in turn, help reduce your overall workplace stress.
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