Having a career, co-workers, and customers means that you have a particular kind of stress. Unlike the stress in other areas of your life,the expectations of others can quite often cause professional stress.

With that in mind, it’s important that you find healthy and productive ways to deal with that stress.

It is important to lower your stress when you deal with all sorts of people daily. If you deal with a lot of negative people, this becomes even more important to your sense of peace and well-being at work.

While you are at work – your focus should be your work.

When it comes to your career, focusing on doing your best and advancing your profession are both more important than the latest office politics or gossip.

Lead instead of follow. You can show your co-workers that you care and still be accepted by them, while avoiding frivolous activities during work hours.

Such leadership cuts down on your stress, encourages a more positive environment in your workplace, and can even lead to promotions!

Instead of worrying about acceptance, focus on the following:

  1. Remind yourself why you work and what your goals for the future are.
  2. Breathe slowly and deeply so you can stay calm.
  3. Leave stress at the office, where it belongs.
  4. Take a lunch hour and breaks, even if you’re busy. You need time to unwind.
  5. Get some exercise, even if it’s just getting up from your desk and stretching periodically.

For someone to make you feel stressed out, get you angry, or make you feel inferior, you have to give them permission to do so.

Rather than give someone a chance to make you feel bad, ignore what others do and concentrate on the things that matter to you.

Your own career goals are more important.

When you recognise that stress is something you want out of your life, you can start to move away from stress and toward peace in your workplace. It may take time, but with effort, you’ll feel less and less stress controlling your workday.

When feelings of worry or anxiety approach, you can keep them at bay with a poised, thoughtful, effective response.

The direction your thoughts take is often the direction your life takes. When you keep moving forward and focus on the things that matter to you instead of thinking about what everyone else is doing, you’re able to get more accomplished.

If you’re only focusing on your work while at work, you have a lot less to be stressed out about.

Take time for yourself during your workday – take a 10 minute break and do something you enjoy, go for a quick walk, stretch or listen to some music.

Focus on solutions instead of problems, take deep breaths, and remain calm. You can learn to respond calmly and effectively in the workplace.

When you keep things simple, your productivity will soar

as your stress melts away.

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