How To Beat Stress In The Workplace And Become More Active

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

Since childhood the only thing that is expected out of us is to study well and score good marks. Once we do that, our parents are happy with us. The society expects nothing more from us during the initial few years of our life. As the years go by, we are expected to fend for ourselves and earn a living of our own.

While this is a welcome respite for many people, the fact is that your woes do not really come to an end the moment you step out of the college campus. During the initial days of your career you may be excited about all the new things that you are getting to learn and the money that is flowing in; over the years when you have to do the same thing over and over again, you will end up getting bored of the same. The monotonous lifestyle will seep into your life and it will be very difficult for you to get rid of the same.

How To Beat Stress In The Workplace And Become


However, this is nothing to be upset about and there is no reason for you to think that life in the workplace will be unlivable. Like every other problem that life throws at us, this one is also pretty much dealable. All that you have to do is make an effort to come up with ways to deal with all the stress that is there in your workplace.

The stress may be due to the nature of work being monotonous or you being subjected to undue pressure. Once that is dealt with, you will find yourself being more productive and active at work. To help you out, this article talks about ways and means in which you can do the same.

• Take Breaks

Irrespective of the firm or organisation that you work in, it is understood that your job will allow you to take breaks. Make sure that you utilise the same. Some people feel that by not taking breaks, they will end up in the good books of their manager or supervisor.

However, the fact is that doing this will actually affect your productivity (and at the end of the day, high productivity on your part is what your manager asks for). Hence, it is important for you to put your best foot forward all the time and for that to happen, taking regular and periodic breaks is an absolute must.

• Take Up Challenging Tasks

It is a fact that human beings are not robots and no matter how much you love your job, if you are made to do the same thing day in and day out it is bound to take a toll on you. To avoid such a thing from happening, make sure that you take up a more challenging task even before you are bored with your current task.

This will ensure that you remain interested in your job and are able to perform to the best of your abilities.

• Have Proper Conversations

You might not like the things that are happening around you in the workplace. In such a situation it is important for you to be vocal about the same. Containing your emotions is not just injurious to your health, but it is also bound to have an impact on your productivity.

By establishing a more personal rapport with your colleagues, you will be able to deal with this type of stress and in turn foster the way for a healthier work life.

• Maintain A Good Work-Life Balance

With technology gripping us stronger by the day, it is becoming more and more difficult for us to stay away from office when we are at home. There is that great urge to check your phone or email even well after working hours or on weekends.

This sort of activity actually prevents you from getting fully refreshed for the next day, which in turn leaves you more stressed out at work. If you really need to improve your performance at work, you need to take time off it once in a while.

• Time Your Day

Half the stress in the workplace is because you are not able to meet deadlines at work. To deal with this, the best way out would be to chalk out what you want to do at which point of time even before you start your day.

Try to make a conscious effort to stick to the time limits that you have set for yourself and you will be amazed at the results. This will result in a rapid decrease of your stress levels as well. However, in order for this tip to succeed, you must learn to master the art of punctuality first.

• Know Your Limits

Taking up responsibilities is always a welcome measure. However, it is equally important for you to know your limits. Make sure that you do not take more on your plate than what you can handle. This will lead to undue stress on your part. By merely saying yes to every request that is put in front of you, you will only be paving the way for self-destruction.

Understand when it is okay to say no and then remain assertive about the same. This will ensure that you are able to do justice to the task at hand.

• Take Care Of Yourself

Irrespective of the work you indulge in, any form of workplace is bound to bring along a certain degree of stress. To deal with it, make sure that you have your meals regularly. Under no situation should you even contemplate skipping a meal. Try to devote at least 30 minutes of your day to some form of physical exercise.

This will help in the release of endorphins which will pave the way for the release of the energy that was built up during stress. The cumulative effect of all of this will result in you having a much better mood and leading a much happier life.

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