Managing Stress At Work.

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We all know that  some workplace stress is normal,you however have to be careful when the stress is just too much. Stress can easily  interfere with your productivity and performance, it can also impact your physical and emotional health, and eventually affecting  your relationships and home life. Work can sometimes demand so much from us, here are tips to protect yourself and help you navigate your work life.

Lean on your friends and family members.

We all need help when it comes to navigating our career path. What we sometimes ignore is that we all need to take a moment to just breathe. Surround yourself with friends and family, you need them come what may.This strong and  supportive network of friends and family members is extremely important to managing stress in all areas of your life.

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Take A Deep Breath.

It is okay to feel overwhelmed, we all know how crazy work can get. That’s why it’s so important to take some time off. Take a leave, travel or even spend time with family and friends. Sometimes all you need is time to just unwind.

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Schedule Your Day For Energy And Focus.

So many people go through the day with a push and push attitude. We tend to think that if we work full 8 or even 10 hours then we have achieved so much.What we don’t know is that this could easily affect our productivity, stress levels go up and we end up not performing as per our expectations. You need to have a proper schedule, this will help you stay calm and also handle different tasks.

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Eat Right And Sleep Well.

This might seem too obvious but most of us just ignore it. You need all the energy to get through a busy day. Make sure you eat right and get enough sleep. This way you always have enough rest and energy to deal with whatever work throws your way.

Act Rather Than React.

We mostly feel exhausted and stressed when we can’t handle a situation. We all have that urge to make sure everything is in control. It is important to identify aspects of a situation that you can control and those that you can’t. You should then work to deal with these situations in advance as opposed to reacting when there’s only so much you can do.

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Reduce your intake of foods that can adversely affect your mood.

Avoid too much caffeine, alcohol, trans fats, and foods with high levels of chemical preservatives or hormones.

 

Sarah Wangari