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  • Kim Davis

Take Control of Workplace Stress

Job stress is a very common health complaint, ranking above financial troubles and family problems, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Many experience stress due to heavy workloads, pressure to perform and conflicts with co-workers.

Though some daily stress is common, excessive stress can contribute to insomnia, anxiety, headache, depressions, short temper, and stomach and back problems. These symptoms can eventually lead to more serious problems, so try the following tips to help keep your workplace stress under control:

  • Set realistic deadlines and plan ahead.

  • Break larger tasks into smaller, manageable steps.

  • Keep the end goal in mind.

  • Search for alternative ways of doing things, which may save you time.

  • Use all available resources to assist you.

  • Take periodic breaks to clear your head and de-stress.

  • Debrief from the day: talk about how you're feeling and possible stress-relieveing techniques with the someone close to you.

Hopefully these steps will help you take control of workplace stress and have a calming or relaxing effect on your day.


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