Stress is the workplace seems to be getting worse as American workers are expected to do more with less. But don’t let the stress at work affect your health. The first step to avoid stress is to recognize when you’re feeling stressed.
Do you often feel anxious or depressed? Do you feel tension in your shoulders or have headaches? Do you have trouble sleeping, feel tired often, or have trouble concentrating? These are all warning signs of stress. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you feel overwhelmed. It’s a good idea to stand up and stretch or take a quick walk to clear your mind. Create a balanced schedule and don’t over-commit yourself. Learn to prioritize tasks and delegate work among your group. And finally, take care of yourself. Get enough rest, eat energy rich foods that will sustain you through the day, and get a daily dose of exercise, which is a great stress relief by itself.