Every single person on Earth who has ever worked must have experienced stress at work. Accordingly, many people find it difficult to eliminate this problem. Stress at work will not disappear easily even with Thanos’ single snap.
There are numerous causes of such problem. Starting from toxic colleagues, heavy workload, and even dictatorial boss can be its trigger.
In response to the issue, studies reported that stress at work happens much during working. Additionally, it hinders your performance at work and even your social and psychological well-being.
In facing this problem, people have different ways to overcome it. However, some are not as lucky as them. Some people, in contrast, are consumed inside their own stress and depression and do not know what to do.
If you appear to be one of them, here are some ways to help you overcome your stress at work.
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Understand Your Stressors
The very first thing every single worker, including you, should know is your stressors. You have to understand the trigger of such stress. Understanding your stressors make you able to plan the best way to counter them. At the very least, you can plan to avoid them.
Sometimes, you will want to provide the best efforts for the company you are working for. Do not get this article wrong, that intention is truly honorable.
However, what you need to understand is that the stuff you are working on now is not the only one you have to do during your work. With tight schedule, stopping at one work will hinder your progression.
Instead, do your best and disallow perfectionism. Let there be flaws cause sometimes flaws can be beautiful in their own way.
Never Forget Time
Even though you are extremely hectic, you should always remember time. When it is time to sleep, sleep. When time tells you to eat, eat. You need breaks every now and then. Do not think that by rushing things you will finish everything sooner. Well, that might be true, but you will also kill your sanity faster. Remember, work according to your pace.
Learn How to Say NO
This is not literal. Everyone is capable of saying no, but is everyone able to use it in the right context?
Learning how to say NO at work keeps you away from stress. Sometimes, there are times when you really have to say no. However, since you do not want others to underestimate you or think that you are being lazy or emotional, you keep saying yes and yes.
Accordingly, this is unhealthy. This brings an unnecessary burden. It is always good to help, but at the same time you have to help yourself first. No one is held accountable for your well-being.
Say no to multitasking if you think you cannot do it. Say no to working over hour if you think you cannot do it. Listen to your guts and well-being.
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