When stress management at work begins to become impossible, there are substantial changes you can make to take control of the situation. Your ability to maintain control of yourself in stressful situations will be appreciated by your colleagues and will facilitate more fulfilling relationships at work.
Create a balanced schedule. Take a moment to list your responsibilities and daily tasks. If all you can find is work and no space to relax, you are well on your way to burnout. Balance work time with private time, social and solitary activities, responsibilities and time off.
Don't overload yourself. Very often we underestimate the time of a task. So don't try to fill your day to the fullest. If you notice that your days are crowded, sort out the “needed” and “wanted” tasks. Put unnecessary tasks below your list or eliminate them.
Leave earlier in the morning. Even 10 to 15 minutes can be the difference between showing up like hell at your desk and taking the time to settle down quietly about your day. Don't add to your stress that of being late or just on time.
Schedule breaks. Make sure you have time to take a short walk or sit down and breathe a little. Leave your workstation around noon. Take a walk outside of your workplace to relax and recharge your batteries. A positive mindset is very appreciated in any company.
Task management to reduce stress at work
Prioritize tasks. Make a list of the tasks you have to do and sort them in order of importance. Do the most important ones first. If you have to do something particularly unpleasant, do it first so that you are free of it and the rest of your day is filled with more enjoyable tasks, giving you the feeling of wellbeing.
Divide the projects into sub-stages. If a project seems insurmountable to you, divide it into sub-steps. Focus on one step at a time instead of doing everything at the same time.
Delegate certain responsibilities. You don't have to do it all on your own. If someone else can take over, why not let them do it? Leave aside the desire to control everything or to master each step. By doing this you will relieve yourself of unnecessary stress.
Compromise. When you ask someone to contribute differently to a project, to revise a deadline, or to change their behavior at work, be prepared to do the same.
Sometimes a little flexibility helps create a more relaxed work environment and boost your energy level.
Reduce stress at work by increasing your emotional intelligence
Even as the pressure at work increases day by day, you can maintain control and some self-confidence by understanding and cultivating your emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to deal with and use your emotions constructively. When it comes to job success and satisfaction, emotional intelligence is as important as intellectual skills.
Emotional intelligence is found in the ability to communicate in a way that diminishes differences between people, rallying people to one's cause, caring for the feelings of others, and reducing stress and tension in the workplace ( and in the other dimensions of life as well).
Reduce stress at work by changing your habits:
Many of us make work stress worse by cultivating thoughts and behaviors that don't help us. if you can change these bad habits, then you will find stress more manageable.
Resist the allure of perfectionism. No project, no situation, no decision can be perfect. Striving for perfection in all things generates unnecessary stress.
When you set yourself unrealistic goals or try to do too much, you put yourself in a position of failure. Just try to do your best, no one will ask you to do more.
Clean up your behavior. If you always arrive late, move your watch a little forward and give yourself time not to rush. If your office is a battleground, tidy it up, knowing where things are can save time and significantly reduce your stress.
Make lists and work your way through them by checking what you just achieved. Plan your day and see how it is going, you will feel less overwhelmed.
Do not cultivate your unnecessary thoughts. If you see the negative side of all situations and all of your interactions, you will quickly cut yourself off from all energy and motivation.
Who better than you can, and without falling into fairy tales, cultivate positive thoughts about your work, give your colleagues the benefit of the doubt and we don't judge them too quickly, congratulate yourself on every small step taken, even if no one else does.
Don't try to control the uncontrollable. A lot of things at work are beyond your role, especially the behavior of others.
Rather than stressing yourself unnecessarily about it, focus on what you can control, such as how you will react to problems that come your way.JoyCorporate Academy can help companies with tailor made courses for employees training and development.