How to Deal with Job Stress (without Punching a Wall)
Does your job constantly get you down? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! No matter who we are and what we do for a living, there are always bound to be bad days. If you feel stressed on a regular basis, then you need to nip it in the bud before it causes you serious health problems!
Job stress seems to be the most difficult kind of anxiety to avoid, and for that reason, it is important not to let your job get you down too much. Here are a few tips on how you can best relieve stress and perhaps even find a way to get back to the days when you could enjoy your job:
Use a Stress Reliever or a Stress Ball
Okay, this suggestion may have you laughing—but stress balls really do help! You can squish them, roll them, and even throw them when something is making you anxious. If you don’t have a stress ball, then you may be able to find a few around your office. Who knows – your company might have some promotional stress balls that were used for last year’s trade show or company picnic. If you can’t find any stress relievers in your workplace, then look into buying one for yourself!
Let Go of What You Can’t Control
Most of the job stress that we experience on a daily basis is due to things that are out of our control. If you can’t beat or meet a deadline, then do the best you can. There’s no reason to jeopardize your health just because a few unforeseen circumstances take place.
Take Frequent Breaks
If you can manage to do so, then walk away from the job for a little while. Go outside and breathe some fresh air, have some coffee, or write a quick email to a friend (even if you can only take breaks in five-minute increments). Walking away from the source of your job stress makes it easier to come back to it later – refreshed, of course.
If All Else Fails…
If everything else fails, then you need to realize that your health and sanity are most important and start researching other job options. All of the stress relievers in the world can’t help you if your job stresses you out to the point of no return! No job should be worth more than your health, so if you can’t find a way to curb that job stress then you may want to start perusing the classifieds for a new gig.
People have to work – there is no way around it. Even though job stress is unavoidable at times, it does not have to be a permanent part of your life! Look into ways to reduce your stress at work and you’ll see a difference in your long-term health and happiness!
Here are some more resources to help you cope with stressful situations:
· Stress Management Strategies – guide to reduce, prevent, and cope with stress.
· Mental Stress Management – tips on how to reduce mental stress.
· Physical Stress Management – suggestions on how to reduce physical stress.
· Helping Teens Cope With Stress – resource for helping alleviate teenage stress.
· Stress Management For Women – tips for women on how to reduce stress.
How do YOU reduce stress at work? Do you have a trusty stress ball that you use regularly, like the Muscle Arm Stress Ball at the top of this post? Let us know! Thanks for reading the Quality Logo Products blog, and good luck managing your stress!
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