When we look up stress in a dictionary, we will see that it is defined as “mental tension that is caused by certain problems.”
As a matter of fact, it exists in all parts of our business and social life. And according to experts, stress to a certain point is beneficial since it helps us to discipline ourselves in our job or social relations.
First of all, keep in mind that a stressful job is not equal to a bad job. Everybody has a different threshold for stress. A job that makes you feel “oh no, I cannot do this” might be exciting for someone else. We divide the stress sources in the business life into two as external factors and the factors that people themselves create.
Long working hours, mobbing, communication problems between workers, too many responsibilities, strong competition can be a few examples of external factors that cause stress. And for the factors that people themselves create, we can say focusing on the negative only and decreasing your own motivation in time, and always complaining.
But, why is this important? We all spend most part of our days at our workplace. I mean, it wouldn’t be wrong to day that we spend our lives at work. For this reason, the stress level at work becoming unmanageable would start to affect our social life, social relations, and even our physical health.
If you want to deal with stress, the most important advice I can give you is to talk openly about this with your friends and family. Tell your colleagues that you are under high stress, its effects on you, and that you need their help to overcome this situation.
Have a good diet. Don’t forget that you hormonal balance has taken a hit during this time and you have the control to fix it.
Have little breaks during working hours. Try to do things that relax you during these breaks.
Change your daily routines (especially work plans). Make sure that you manage your time in a healthy way.
If you can, get professional help. You will not believe how fast everything works out.
During all this time, remind yourself regularly that there is no problem that you cannot overcome. You just need to take the right steps, be open to communication, and not hesitate to ask for help.