It is the end of the daily work, which is one of the most stressful times in every person’s life. A recent National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) survey found that 29% to 40% of working Americans will feel extremely stressed at work in 2019.
Stress at work is not a laughing matter, but it can shake you up and cause serious health problems such as heart disease and depression.
In view of the increasing demands on our working time and resources, it is important to develop coping mechanisms to reduce stress at work. If you are looking for effective strategies, read on and try some stress management methods in the workplace!
Whether getting up in the morning, playing school sports, fighting commuter traffic, coming to work or even starting the working day, the pressure can lead to a negative attitude. It can be as easy as forgetting the time on the train or reaching your desk and re-logging in.
By eating the right food for breakfast, you can give your body and brain the energy they need to focus on the task ahead. You can eat scrambled eggs if you like, which takes longer, but the slow release of carbohydrates such as nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables has been shown to provide a natural boost of energy.
The best way to have fun at work is to keep your head down and not look for conflicts at work. There are a number of interpersonal conflicts and disagreements that weigh heavily on your emotional well-being. Unpleasant or downright negative working conditions are hard to avoid, which makes every day a problem. If you have a relapse with a colleague or supervisor, you have to deal with it, and that is bad for you.
Even if you want to, it is a good idea not to get involved in office squabbles or discussions in which you can exchange personal views on politics or religion. The less you say, the less your colleagues can potentially offend you and the better for your mental health.
Your colleagues create a difficult atmosphere in which you can do your best work, but if you have difficulty coping with day-to-day politics, there is always a way out. You may have a manager who can’t cope with you, or you may consider stepping back and becoming self-employed if your skills mean other companies are interested in working with people like you. There are a growing number of people who earn more money and benefit mentally and physically from their working time and environmental choices.
In 2017, Upwork estimated that the majority of the US workforce would be self-employed by 2027, up from 35% in 2010 and 30% in 2015.
Of course, you will be proactive and active in all aspects of your business, but make sure that the basics are covered by taking out small business insurance to cover general professional liability claims that may arise from running a business. While there is a lot of stress and tension at work, it is more satisfying when things click together in one place.
If you have always been something of a perfectionist, it can be exhausting and mentally exhausting to get to this point in a hectic role. You can still try to do your best, but the harsh reality of fast-changing jobs is that there will be times when you have to cut corners to get the job done. Accepting these limits is important to prevent burnout and stress at work, and it means that you must accept that it simply will not be possible to “do everything right” during working hours.