6 ways to deal with work stress

The current pace of life leads each time to a greater number of professionals and workers to suffer from different pathologies associated with work stress.

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A clear example of this is the Burnout Syndrome, an evil more and more common among employees who work under pressure. It is caused by working under stress which increases the levels of anxiety in people, causing them to reach a point of frustration never experienced before, where everything seems irrelevant and the sense of the activities that it performs is usually eroded.

If the situation we have just described is yours, do not despair. There are ways to reverse this scenario. Below, we offer you a list of six tips to achieve it.

Recognize your situation

Recognize the situation you are living in, talking to others and asking for help are some of the ways to overcome work stress and continue enjoying life as you did before. Recognizing that you feel overwhelmed by your work will not make you weaker but vice versa.

Stay organized

As simple as it sounds, make a list of the activities you must meet every day and rank them from most to least important. It can help you to organise your day. In this way, you will avoid forgetting important tasks which will reassure you in some way.

Learn to relax your mind

Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and mindfulness can help stress go away. Start by taking a few minutes each day to focus on a simple activity like breathing, walking or enjoying a meal. The skill of being able to focus on a single activity without distraction will get stronger with practice and you’ll find that you can apply it to many different aspects of your life

Identify the stressor

Keep a journal for a week or two to track which situations creates the most stress and how you respond to them. Record your thoughts, feelings and information about the environment, including the people and circumstances involved, the physical setting and how you react to them. Did you raise your voice? Get a snack from the vending machine? Go for a walk? Taking notescan help you find a pattern among your stressors and your reactions to them.

Do not multitask

Multitasking does not work well for everyone. Splitting your focus affects the quality of work which eventually increases your stress at work. Rather than multitasking, try a new strategy known as chunking. Chunking is the concept of breaking up your day into larger chunks instead of reacting to constant interruptions. It makes you focus on a single task at a time and improves your efficiency.

Ask for help

There are mental health specialists who are trained to treat your problems. To refuse to visit them is nothing more than a childish attitude, because if your degree of stress is really high, only they can help you overcome it.

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