While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health.
People can't control everything that goes on in the work environment and finding ways to manage workplace stress isn't about making huge changes or rethinking career ambitions but rather about focusing on the one thing that's always within your control: You!
There are a variety of steps you can take to reduce your stress levels and these include:
Act Rather Than React
Sometimes, we experience stress when we feel that situations are out of our control. To prevent that, you have to identify the aspects of the situation you can control and aspects you can't. typically, we are in control of our actions and responses but not in control of someone else's tone or reactions.
While you may not have control over the interrupters, you can control your response. for this you respond in one of three ways:
-Accept the interruption
-cut it off, or
-diagnosis its importance and make a plan
Eating badly and not sleeping well will stress your system therefore, it is advised that a low-sugar, high-protein diet is essential. If racing thoughts keep you from falling asleep or you wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep, try a simple breathing trick that will knock you out fast:
-cover your right nostril and breath through your left for three to five minutes.