October 28, 2014
Resuming 7 Tips for Dealing with Workplace Stress (Pt. 1), below, we will continue to point out some effective ways of minimizing work-related stress. By incorporating these tips into your day-to-day life, you may be able to improve your productivity at work while improving your happiness, health and quality of life.
More Ways to Reduce Your Workplace Stress…
Tip 3 – Minimize interruptions during your day.
On average, workers are interrupted about 7 times every hour of every day that they work. From phone calls and emails to meetings and other interactions with coworkers or clients, interruptions are commonplace in many different job environments regardless of how small or large (or how corporate or not corporate) a workplace may be.
When such interruptions occur, people naturally lose track of what they were doing and have to spend time getting back into the task at hand once the interruption has passed. Such a significant loss of time over even just a day can end up putting people behind schedule and, consequently, intensifying their workplace stress.
In order to try to minimize both workplace interruptions and stress, here are some things people may be able to do:
- Put up “Do Not Disturb” signs on office doors when you need to concentrate on a project
- Set your phone to go directly to voicemail and turn down the ringer so you can stay focused on the specific task at hand
- Set up an automatic response for your emails that lets people know that you will get back to them later
- Set up specific times for meetings or other interactions with coworkers so that these people know when you are available and ready to meet with them.
Tip 4 – Practice breathing and relaxation techniques when workplace stress is overwhelming.
Sometimes, workplaces stress is unavoidable, and knowing what to do in order to stay focused and minimize the impacts of this stress will be key to putting it behind you. One extremely helpful technique that people can immediately use is deep breathing to calm their heart rates, nerves and other physiological responses to sudden, significant workplace stresses.
To do this, find a quiet space like an empty room or even your car. Isolate yourself, close your eyes and focus on breathing deeply (and fully exhaling) for a few minutes at least. This concentrated effort can calm your body down and do wonders in terms of reducing the stress you may be feeling in the moment.
Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more helpful tips for reducing workplace stress!
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