Useful Tips for Lowering Stress at Work

by on Oct.10, 2012, under Health

Shake your “booty.” Whether you are on the verge of exploding or you’re just feeling a little tense, exercise will almost always help lower your stress level. If you are healthy and you don’t use this technique you may be suffering from a condition commonly known as “laziness.”

Prioritize. If you have numerous tasks demanding your attention and they are all floating around in your consciousness like so many wildfires, you may be feeling a little uncomfortable. Take a few minutes to write them all down and then put them in order of priority. You will be amazed at how much less work you suddenly have on your plate.

One is the loneliest number. Some folks go to work and feel as though they disappear into the corporate hive. Working in isolation, especially in a fast-paced, technical workplace is common but unnatural. Get out of your cubicle and introduce yourself to your co-workers before they put a roof over your head.

“Read my lips!” You only have so much time to do your job. If you can’t say “no” to others who want to burden you with even more work (maybe their own) you are likely to become overwhelmed and resentful. Learn and use phrases such as; “I’m too busy right now,” “Sorry, my plate is full,” or the crude but effective line popularized by pugilist Mike Tyson, “Come in here again and I’ll eat your children!”

Laughter is the best medicine. Sure, your job is hard and your boss is difficult, but what are you going to do, become a “stress case”? Insurance premiums are already high enough.

Do yourself and the rest of the work force a favor and stay healthy. Learn to laugh when you can and have fun while your able. Develop a sense of humor at work. Remember, all work and no play made Jack a very dull boy.

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