10 Ways to Overcome Job Stress
Stress is all around us, and we cannot get away from it. The symptoms of stress include, tension, anxiety, lack of concentration, anger, mood swings, negative thinking, smoking or eating in excess and feeling overwhelmed by one’s circumstances. Whereas the common causes of stress include: divorce or separation, death of a spouse-family member-close friend, sickness or injury, and even ordinary events such as marriage, job or retirement. Here are ways in which you can deal stressful situations at your workplace.
1. Learn to relax
Do deep breathing exercises for about five minutes daily.
2. Take a power nap
If you’re feeling stressed out at work, during your lunch break, go ahead and take a power nap. It will refresh you, fill you with renewed energy and make you feel better.
3. Eat the right food
Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink fruit juice, eat a fruit or fruit salad, or tuck into a chicken or tuna sandwich when you feel like taking a snack. It is healthier and will provide you more energy instead of caffeine and sugar, which only has a temporary effect.
4. Listen to music
Switch on your iPod and listen to your favorite songs for a while.
5. Talk to a friend
Talking to a friend at your workplace about the problems you are facing, can be a good stress buster.