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How to Manage Stress in the Workplace
It’s normal to feel stressed at work - sometimes. However, if you’re stressed more often than not, take a deep breath and do these tips, and you're on your way to be less stressed and clear-headed at work.
Having too many things on your plate at one time can quickly cause stress. Rather than piling on all the work, do a single task at hand and move on to the next.
Prioritize and schedule
As mentioned above, after eliminating interruptions, prioritize what work needs to be done urgently. Make a to-do list and check off the items as you complete them. This will help you stay on track and reduce your stress by visually eliminating tasks.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you have many things to do. If you have too much on your plate, stop and ask for help. If you work in a team, delegate responsibilities to other members, as this will allow you to get the project done quicker.
During stressful times, make sure to take short breaks. You could simply walk around the office, or chat with a coworker. At lunch, step away from your desk and eat your meal elsewhere. This will help you relax, recharge, and come back from lunch refreshed and ready to get back to work.
In especially busy times, setting unrealistic goals for yourself is an easy way to fail. Rather than being “perfect”, simply aim to do your best.