How to handle work place stress
Stress is a common phenomenon at present times. You can't find a single working person who is not stressed out. Some of our workloads can produce severe stress on our mind which might affect our physical and emotional health. To make a perfect work life balance you need to understand the techniques of stress management. Because your success and failure depends more or less on how smoothly you can handle your problems. There are some steps to get rid of your stressed life.
There are some common issue at work places which the stress level. Fear of being laid off, high standards of expectation from leaders, keeping consistent service quality, meeting the deadlines are some of those issues which creates stress. If you are still not sure about your stress level then you can check out the symptoms of stressed person.
A stressful person might experiences anxious, irritable and depression at workplace. Apathy and loss of interest in work is also very common for workplace stress. Muscle tensions, stomach problem and headaches are the physical problems created by stress. Sometimes people bring their stressful experience to their home and they face the problem of insomnia.
If we would like to fix the workplace stress then we have to understand the reasons behind the stress. Most of the stress starts with a problem in your workplace which you are not sure how to fix. Remember, almost all the problems in our universe has multiple solutions. If you don't know it then someone might know it. Your job is to find that someone and fix your problems as early as possible.
Your time management also plays a vital role for your professional success. Most of the stressful people have poor command on their time management which led them to meet the deadlines. When you are not organized enough, it is very natural process in our mind that the pending works will create some sorts of invisible pressure which causes stress. To organize your life you have to make a check list and you have to write down your daily work schedule on a sticky note.
Physical exercise is another way of reducing your stress level. Physical exercises raises your heart beat and makes you sweat which results boosting up your energy level, enhancing your mood and relaxing your body and mind.
Walking, running, yoga or heavy weight exercises will refresh your nervous system. To get the maximum output from regular exercise try at least 30 minutes full of workout everyday to reduce your stress level.
Research has shown that your food selection has also bigger impact on your emotions. To keep your perfect metabolism medical science has suggested to eat small, frequent and healthy food. It helps to keep your ideal blood sugar and keep your energy consistent to stay focused on your work. Sugary snacks, baked foods and fast foods might damage your mood and suck your energy level.
High consumption of caffeine, alcohol and trans fat foods should be avoided in terms of keeping your mental health perfect. Smoking seems like a smart choice for stressed out corporate but it has a negative impact in terms of controlling your anxiety.
To boost up your mood you can try consuming more omega-3 fatty acid. Salmon, herring, anchovies are great sources of fatty acids. Seaweeds, flaxseed and walnuts are also recommended by medical experts to boost up your mood.
Another common mistakes people make about their regular life is about poor sleeping habit. Your poor sleeping habits will led you to lack of productivity, creativity, problem solving skills and lack of focus at your work.
When you perform below average for your skill sets then you face social pressure at your work place which increases your stress level. For an adult 6-8 hours sleep is mandatory to maintain your mental stability.
Stress is a psychological problem which we create for ourselves. Most of the stress generating issues comes from negative thinking. When you over think about a simple problem it starts producing stress at your mind. Surround yourself with positive people and people with high energy. This is a great way of building positive mindset. When you hang out with positive people, their thinking process will upgrade your mentality.
Don't try to control everything around you even if you the business leader in your organization. You have to understand the different types of people and their different backgrounds who are working in an organization to achieve a common goal. If you can't adjust with your family members on different issues then how would you expect that people from different backgrounds will think the way you are thinking.
Try to look for humour in critical situations. It will reduce your stress level and divert your mood from anger to relaxation. Smile has a strong affect on reducing stress. Your smile might reduce other persons stress level and the whole eco system will benefit the entire team in your organization.
Emotional intelligence is another way of controlling your stress. This is smart thinking process which helps your mind to take any incident easily. When a car exceeds you with high speed rather than getting angry you might think about the person is rushing maybe because his mother is at hospital or he has any emergency issue. If you can think like this way your stress level will be always under control.
Last but not the least stress is a problem which is fixable with taking some effective step. When you starts solving a problem you need to focus on the reasons behind the problem and the solutions to fix it. Since you are responsible to fix your problem; monitoring, counselling and maintaining a proper lifestyle is important for happy and healthy living.
Kazi Naim is CEO and Lead Consultant, Kore Facilitation