Stress in the work place can affect with your productivity, performance and impact your physical and emotional health. Here are 7 easy ways to eliminate stress at work
Take care of yourself
Taking good care of yourself can help you avoid work stress. It can take a toll on you even without you noticing. You can engage in activities that will help take your mind off work; psychologists believe that relaxing activities such as yoga, reading, watching TV or gardening can be very protective.
Change your mindset
Before you can actually defeat work stress, there’s a need for you to actually shift your mindset from all the hassle work has to offer. Your views, perception as well as state of mind need be at rest if you must overcome being stressed at work. You need to start seeing things differently. When things get confusing, annoying and stressful-stop and take a deep breath, harness your harmful knee-jerk reactions, identify and manage your negative emotions and find new options.
Resolve your concerns
Identify those concerns you have and find a method strong enough to curtail them. If you are having issues with a particular project have someone break it down into simpler processes for a better understanding. If you’re having issues with a colleague, sort things out with him/her and have past issues behind you and everyone else.
Every time something good happens at work, do your best to appreciate whatever happens. There’s a need for you to be happy and if you are happy with yourself then you can be happy with other people. Be thankful/grateful for that bottle water your boss buys, be grateful for that tissue he buys every time and most of all do your best to remember all those good things before you think about any bad moment.
Hang with a great crowd
Choose people who are supportive make you feel relaxed on your job. You don’t need to hang around with those that are stressed out and complain almost every time. The people you work with a great role to play in your life as regards your happiness at work. Socialize and hang around with people that share your ideas and people that have your interest in mind.
Reconnect with what you loved about your job
Some people tend to forget why they started working in the first place but it’s nothing to worry about if you lost the love you had for your job in the first place. Just reconnect with what you loved about your job and everything is fine. You’ll come to know that it’s not so bad after all. Have it at the back of your mind that; your love for your job breeds happiness and once you lose it, reconnect back with it or stress will take the place of that love.