STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING WORK STRESS

There is no doubt work can be stressful from the constant WhatsApp messages, phone calls, emails, and jumping into virtual and in-person meetings. The pressure could easily get one worn out and feeling tensed and it gets worse when you are facing tight deadlines or too much workload. When work stress becomes persistent, it can affect both your physical and mental health.

Even if you love what you do, your work strain can be unavoidable at times. The best you can do is to adopt some effective coping strategies to reduce the stress that comes with your work. Here are some stress management strategies you can try if you are finding it hard to cope with the workload.

  1. Recharge – Always take time to recharge. Listen to your body and you can tell when you are tired, mostly it slows down your productivity. Taking a few minutes of personal time during a long busy day can be helpful. Make time for short walks around the office or do a few stretches. Go for breaks during weekends too, if possible, avoid checking work-related emails or calls.

  1. Time Management – There are times when you might find yourself overwhelmed by work, and it becomes almost impossible to keep track of everything. The only way to get to the best possible outcome is to manage your time more wisely. Learning to manage your time efficiently not only helps to get more work done in a day but also minimizes stress and elevates productivity.

  1. Stay Organized – Planning ahead to stay organized can greatly decrease your stress at work. Being organized with your time means less rushing to avoid being late as well as less hustling to get out at the end of the day. Keeping yourself organized can also mean avoiding the negative effects of clutter and being more efficient with your work.

  1. Ask for Help – Now more than ever, it is okay to ask for help when you feel overwhelmed with work stress. Speak to your boss, and if you are self-employed, speak to a colleague to help with any pending work or task you have to complete. Don’t try to do everything all by yourself.

In conclusion, it is important we pay more attention to our physical and mental health as entrepreneurs and corporate women. The healthier we are, the better we feel when we are able to discharge our task dutifully.

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