The American population is stressed; there’s no question about it!
If you’re sick and tired of how arduous work has become, you’re not alone. According to statistics, almost half of all working adults in the United States have reported feeling stressed at work.
Studies show that high levels of stress can have a significant negative impact on overall health, and can also increase your risk of contracting various diseases. Work-related stress also leads to billions of dollars in lost workdays every year.
So how can you reduce workplace stress without quitting your job?
Here are some tips to help you cope without hindering your productivity:
One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to finish all their work in one go. They work continuously without taking a break and only stop when all their tasks are done.
This approach has severe negative impacts on both your health and productivity, and can lead to burnout. Taking periodic breaks helps your mind relax, and can have a positive influence on mental health.
Being overworked increases stress and anxiety levels exponentially. Sometimes, people take on more tasks than they can handle, just to make a good impression on their superiors.
While this might lead to a promotion, it can have a lasting effect on your health. Knowing your limits and learning to say no when you start feeling overwhelmed can help keep stress levels in check.
Having supportive colleagues and friends at the workplace can make coping with job stress much easier. While a lot of us judge people who take breaks with their colleagues and vent about work and their bosses, they’ve got the right idea.
Letting it all out in a safe space with people you trust can prevent the stress of the job getting unbearable. Not getting along with colleagues and not having anyone who understands the pressure you’re experiencing can exacerbate workplace stress.
Getting professional help is sometimes the best way to deal with stress to prevent it from affecting your mental and physical health.
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She also offers private hypnosis sessions to help her clients adapt to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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