Ways To Cope With Work Stress
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
Stress in our life is inevitable, there’s no doubt about that.
There are some people who thrive in stressful situations. They feel most motivated to work harder and smarter when there is pressure. Others let the stress consume them, causing them to procrastinate, overthink, or perform worse. Those types of people may not be able to change the situation, but they can change the way that they deal with it.
We have come up with different coping mechanisms that could be beneficial and provide more than just a relief from stress.
Exercise is one that you’ve definitely heard about, but that’s because it's one of the most effective. Sometimes if you’re stressed, the last thing you want to do is hop on a treadmill. Once you do though, you’ll be glad you did. Exercise reduces fatigue, increases alertness and concentration, and improves other cognitive functions. All these things will allow you to be on top of your game and help you stay more focus during the day.
Take care of yourself by eating healthy and getting a better night's rest. When you eat unhealthy food it can make you feel bloated, tired, and dehydrated. All these feelings can slow down how productive you are. At night, we suggest always putting your phone down at least an hour before bed. Not only will you fall asleep sooner, but you will also get a better night's rest.
Make a to-do list. It will allow you to organize exactly what you need to in the span of time that you have. Being able to see what it is you have to accomplish will allow you to allocate your time more efficiently. When tasks are written down they become less daunting than they are in our mind.
Clear your head for a few minutes a day through meditation. Meditation can be done anytime and anywhere. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and allow yourself to turn off your brain. Create a visual in your head of something and imagine it as if you were there.
If your stress becomes unbearable and you feel as if it is consuming you we suggest talking to someone. Being open and honest about how stressed you are can have such a different. It could lead to a helping hand or a learning opportunity.