When you crunch the numbers of the total number of American citizens who are always stressed up by work or at work, you will find that the figure is pretty high. In fact, studies and behavior assessment surveys have found that the percentage of employees who are extremely stressed at work ranges between 20% and 40% which is pretty high. Using predictive index on employees can help in making sure you help your staff in handling any other work issue they have. And by reading this article, you may already know that stress, even from work, comes with other grave health risks that can range from colds and flu to metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
Then again, you can also take certain steps to deal with all the stress that comes from work. Try these following steps and see how it works out for you.
- Start the day off right
A stressful morning will only add to all the stress you are going to get off work as well. What with the waking up in the morning to prep your kids for school, sitting in the traffic for ages, grabbing breakfast before you hit your office. And it is a routine that you have to live with, not that you like it particularly but have to do. Try and start your days with a positive attitude and you may see some difference.
- Be clear on any requirements
Unclear requirements can also contribute towards work stress. Maybe you are still new in your workplace and don’t really know what is expected of you. Or even when your requirements keep changing, then you will definitely be stressed. You can try and talk to your supervisor about the issue and see how he/she can help you out. In most cases, they offer good solutions.
- Stay away from conflict
Any sort of conflict or confrontations at work is bound to increase your work stress levels significantly. The best way you can go about this is to try and avoid any confrontations with your co-workers.
- Stay organized
Every time you enter your work office and see the huge piles and large volumes of work that need to be done you will immediately start to feel fatigued. Why not try and arrange your workstations first and get everything organized then start from there? You will find it’s much easier to work.
- Be comfortable
Psychological comfort is another culprit here. You may not immediately notice the stress you are feeling when in an uncomfortable chair even if it’s just for a few minutes but it is there all the same. Even the smaller things like office noise can do great harm over time. Get a comfortable and smooth working space.
- Forget multitasking
Just forget about multitasking altogether. Work on tasks assigned to you one at a time. You will find work will be faster and less stressful this way.
- Walk at lunch
Exercise and stretch your legs when going for your lunch to try and relieve your body of all the stress of sitting from morning. It helps.
- Keep perfectionism in check
You will definitely be feeling good about yourself whenever you achieve your goals at work. Maybe you are rushing to finish work before the deadline or work in fast-paced jobs. Try and be a high achiever and you will love its effects on you.
- Listen to music on your way home
After a long and tiring day at work, you can try and calm your mind with some good music you enjoy while driving home to help keep your mind off things and just relax.