- Stress can contribute to a higher risk of obesity
- Stress can also affect your performance at work
- Takin a small break between working hours can help you beat stress
Is your job giving you a lot of stress? There can be many factors at your workplace which can contribute to stress like the deadline, work pressure and many more. Stress will affect your health as well as your performance. It can trigger the risk of several diseases like heart diseases, hypertension, obesity, inadequate sleep and others. Therefore stress is something which should never be ignored. You need to practice stress management steps to cope with stress effectively. To stay focused and calm throughout the day a healthy and happy mind is required at the workplace. To control stress at workplace you need to simply make a few changes in the way you function.
Way to manage stress at work
1. Stay organised
Keeping everything at place can help you reduce stress naturally. When you find everything at its pace and you do not have to search for it, you are less likely to be stressed. It will also save your time and efforts. Make it a habit to organise your desk properly. At the end of the keep all the things back to their original places so that you see a clan desk the next day.
2. Take a break
Nothing can beat a small relaxing break during office hours. Take a small break in between at least once a day. After working continuously for many hours give your mind and body some break. You can go for a tea break or a small walk would be perfect. A walk will also increase your movement throughout the day.
3. Avoid conflicts
If you see there are chances of development of conflict try to stay away from it. Do not get involved in conflicts. Conflicts can increase the stress and lead to an unhealthy environment. Less conflict will also help you develop a healthy working environment. A friendly environment will motivate you to work efficiently and reduce stress.
4. Ask for help
Sometimes somebody's help can reduce your stress and help you manage work at the same time. You should not overburden yourself with work and ask for help whenever required. Also, appreciate each other whenever required to give some motivation.
5. Utilise the non-working hours
The time you spend outside should be a mixture of activities which can help you relieve stress. A good end to the day can kill all the stress you have experienced throughout the day. Listen to some good music while returning from office, play some game with your family, meet some friends, read a book- these are some simple things which you can do or choose anything of your interest.
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