Lately; let’s be more accurate, the past month; I have been a negative Nancy. This is all due to my ultra posh work environment. Every moment that I try to grab “the stress” by the horns and toss it to the wayside a new issue just pops up like herpes. So what’s a girl to do?
I get über relaxing facials, massages, but that felling only last until I walk into the doors of my Job and see my senior management and old coworkers and then I think damn I just wasted $100
I drink, l mean drinkkkkk alot! But then I find myself being an angry drunk and screaming to my girlfriends about my job.
I had to take it to the professionals, IM GETTING DESPERATE . . GOOGLE
Well, I google everything and I mean every (including. . . ” if vibrating cocks rings was popular amongst straight men”, I once found myself In situation in which sexuality was questionable).
Oh back to googling. . . So I just googled what to do when your work environment was becoming too stressful and I found some pretty helpful stuff. . . Since I’m such a kind woman I will share some of these tips with you. . .
Stress management requires focus on the one thing that’s always within your control: YOU!!
-Your emotions are contagious, and stress has an impact on the quality of your interactions with others. The better you are at managing your own stress, the more you’ll positively affect those around you, and the less other people’s stress will negatively affect you.
-Taking responsibility for improving your physical and emotional well-being.
Avoiding pitfalls by identifying knee jerk habits and negative attitudes that add to the stress you experience at work.
Learning better communication skills to ease and improve your relationships with management and coworkers.
Tip 1: Recognize warning signs of excessive stress at work
When you feel overwhelmed at work, you lose confidence and may become irritable or withdrawn.
Signs and symptoms:
Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed
Apathy, loss of interest in work
Muscle tension or headaches
Loss of sex drive <——— NEVER OKAY
Using alcohol or drugs to cope <———— IM ON THIS TRAIN
Common causes of STRESS:
-Fear of being laid off
-More overtime due to staff cutbacks
-Pressure to perform to meet rising expectations but with no increase in job satisfaction
-Pressure to work at optimum levels – all the time!
-Annoying coworkers who try to Sabotage you (I added this one)
Tip 2: Reduce job stress by taking care of yourself
When stress at work interferes with your ability to perform in your job, manage your personal life, or adversely impacts your health, it’s time to take action. Start by paying attention to your physical and emotional health.
Tip 3: Reduce job stress by prioritizing and organizing:
When job and workplace stress threatens to overwhelm you, there are simple steps you can take to regain control over yourself and the situation.:
-Time management tips for reducing job stress
-Create a balanced schedule. Analyze your schedule, responsibilities, and daily tasks. All work and no play is a recipe for burnout. Try to find a balance between work and family life, social activities and solitary pursuits, daily responsibilities and downtime.
-Don’t over-commit yourself. Avoid scheduling things back-to-back or trying to fit too much into one day. All too often, we underestimate how long things will take. If you’ve got too much on your plate, distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts.” Drop tasks that aren’t truly necessary to the bottom of the list or eliminate them entirely.
-Try to leave earlier in the morning. Even 10-15 minutes can make the difference between frantically rushing to your desk and having time to ease into your day. Don’t add to your stress levels by running late.
-Plan regular breaks. Make sure to take short breaks throughout the day to take a walk or sit back and clear your mind. Also try to get away from your desk or work station for lunch. Stepping away from work to briefly relax and recharge will help you be more, not less, productive.
-Task management tips for reducing job stress
-Prioritize tasks. Make a list of tasks you have to do, and tackle them in order of importance. Do the high-priority items first. If you have something particularly unpleasant to do, get it over with early.
-Break projects into small steps. If a large project seems overwhelming, make a step-by-step plan. –Focus on one manageable step at a time, rather than taking on everything at once.
-Delegate responsibility. You don’t have to do it all yourself. If other people can take care of the task, why not let them? Let go of the desire to control or oversee every little step. You’ll be letting go of unnecessary stress in the process.
-Be willing to compromise.
Tip 4: Reduce job stress by improving emotions:
You can retain a large measure of self-control and self-confidence by understanding and practicing emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage and use your emotions in positive and constructive ways. When it comes to satisfaction and success at work, emotional intelligence matters just as much as intellectual ability. Emotional intelligence is about communicating with others in ways that draw people to you, overcome differences, repair wounded feelings, and defuse tension and stress.
Emotional intelligence in the workplace:
Emotional intelligence in the workplace has four major components:
Self-awareness – The ability to recognize your emotions and their impact while using gut feelings to guide your decisions.
Self-management – The ability to control your emotions and behavior and adapt to changing circumstances.
Social awareness – The ability to sense, understand, and react to other’s emotions and feel comfortable socially.
Relationship management – The ability to inspire, influence, and connect to others and manage conflict.
Eliminate self-defeating behaviors
Many of us make job stress worse with negative thoughts and behavior. If you can turn around these self-defeating habits, you’ll find employer-imposed stress easier to handle.
-Resist perfectionism. No project, situation, or decision is ever perfect, so trying to attain perfection on everything will simply add unnecessary stress to your day. When you set unrealistic goals for yourself or try to do too much, you’re setting yourself up to fall short. Aim to do your best, no one can ask for more than that.
-Clean up your act. If you’re always running late, set your clocks and watches fast and give yourself extra time. If your desk is a mess, file and throw away the clutter; just knowing where everything is saves time and cuts stress. Make to-do lists and cross off items as you accomplish them. Plan your day and stick to the schedule — you’ll feel less overwhelmed.
-Flip your negative thinking. If you see the downside of every situation and interaction, you’ll find yourself drained of energy and motivation. Try to think positively about your work, avoid negative-thinking co-workers, and pat yourself on the back about small accomplishments, even if no one else does.
-Don’t try to control the uncontrollable. Many things at work are beyond our control— particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems.
I HOPE THIS HELPS. I WON’T FIB AND SAY I FEEL SONE MUCH BETTER BUT I WILL SAY THAT THESE ARE GREAT TIPS AND I WILL USE THEM TO MANAGE MY STRESS!