Handling stress in the Workplace
No matter how bright your career is, ultimately you will endure some pretty stressful situations from time to time. Handling stress in the workplace is tough to do sometimes if you don’t know how to handle stress at home. And stress at home is enough to make for a very difficult work environment which you are responsible for creating if you take the stress into your office.
If you feel like you are getting stressed out over the small things in life then you need to see what you can do to make your workplace and your space at home a little less stressful. Career changes are very possible but sometimes you don’t need a change of career but instead you need a life makeover. When stress is ultimately eating away at your health and happiness, it is time to start carving away at the stress and learning to cope with stress a little bit more effectively.
Careers can be stressful in a stand alone category. However, toss in the spouse, the kids, a dog or other furry little friend and all of the needs that you are responsible for attending to for all of the above and no wonder you are stressed.
Imagine you go to work and discover that someone wants your job, your secretary quit, the big boss is coming into town and you have a project that is way overdue. Wow! That’s pretty stressful.
What’s more, women and men who are successful in the workplace are usually pretty good at juggling stress and when that begins to break down, then not only does a job become jeopardized but so do the very foundations for which you built your career upon. Jobs come and go for some, but career-minded individuals who are focused on success tend to stick with their jobs and in order to maintain job security, you must be able to deal with stress effectively. One way to avoid stress in the workplace is to avoid it and another is to be sure you aren’t creating any unnecessary stress.
Avoiding stress in the workplace means meeting deadlines by staying focused on your work. You should exceed expectations by demanding excellence from yourself even if no one else does and place your career in the top 3 or 4 priorities of your life. Be organized and keep a day planner and use it!
Don’t create stress in your career life by starting rumors or being part of any superficial rumor wheel, it’s just tacky and no one has time for gossip. Further, gossip hurts people’s feelings and can cause undue stress as well. Don’t play the he said and she said game with anyone, instead be all business at work and you will deal with less stress.