While they can serve as a source of pride and fulfillment, our jobs can also make us feel incredibly stressed out. In addition to the pressure of needing to hit certain performance goals, millions of US workers also feel stomach society about their jobs because’s of the still fluctuating state of the economy. And that’s not even mentioning all the everyday aspects about our jobs that can make us feel stressed, such as dealing with unpleasant coworkers, demanding supervisors and punishing commutes. However, there are ways to give your all to your career without raising your stress to the level that it damages your mental and physical health.
As covered in this Psych Central piece, the key to dealing with work stress is not to avoid it, but rather to manage it effectively. One effective strategy and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is to establish and stick to a daily routine. This means going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Doing so will go a long way in giving your life sense of structure and consistency. Another way to keep work stress at bay is to periodically take breaks from your daily assignments and get in a little bit of exercise. You’ll be surprised how just taking a walk around the block is at clearing your head and putting your problems in perspective.
Read the full article here: 5 Tips to Manage Stress When Work Is Crazy Busy