How to Get a Handle on Your Work Stress

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A recently published study conducted by the University of Chicago’s American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center revealed that work stress has become an increasely serious problem for US workers.

According to the study, 48 percent of Americans reported feeling that their stress levels have increased in the last five years and 53 percent said that jobs regularly leave them feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. In addition to having a negative impact on job performance, the effects of excess work stress can cause a person to isolate themselves from friends and family and indulge in self-destructive activities habits like overeating and consuming large quantities of alcohol.

As it can have a significant deleterious effect on a person’s quality of life, it’s important to take steps to keep work-related stress at a minimum.

This recent Entrepreneur article offers a number of helpful tips on how to do just that. First, he recommends disconnecting from work when not on the clock. This means designating specific times on nights and weekends when you’ll check your voicemail and work email and effectively ignoring it the rest of the time. While it might sound counterintuitive, doing so will allow you to be more productive and effective at your job as you’ll have adequate time to rest and recharge.

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