Dealing with Stress On the Job – Tip #1

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Do you often feel like you’re going to lose your mind if you continue to work in such a stressful workplace?  We all experience stress on the job. It is not unique to anyone, but what is unique to each of us is how we deal with it.  

 You can learn to deal with work-related stress in a positive manner so it doesn’t continue to hold you back.  When you are unable to deal with stress effectively, you can’t be as efficient or effective on the job and, more importantly, your health will suffer.

Techniques to Deal with Stress at Work

When you feel stressed out at work, practice harnessing your emotions so you can move forward.  Luckily, there are many ways you can do this; you just need to find which technique works best for you. There’s five workplace stress techniques that I would like to share over the next few blogs, make sure you check in regular so you don’t miss them.

Tip #1

1 The best thing you can do when you feel the stress coming to a boil is to stop what you’re doing and just breathe.  You’ll be surprised at how much it helps just to take a breath and gather your thoughts.  In fact, take ten slow, deep breaths, then return to your work.  The great thing about this technique is that you can do it anywhere, even when you’re sitting in your boss’s office!

Let me know this tip works for after incorporating it this week.

Wishing you Wellness at Work,

Shayla Peterson, LCSW, LISW-CP

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