The rapidly changing and competitive environment at the workplace has led to a significant rise in stress levels of the employees. Long working hours and hectic weekends have become a part and parcel of the working class. To keep your mind calm and efficiency levels at its peak we need to become aware and practice the ways in which we can tackle stress at the workplace.
Survival is essential in this era of
competition and here are a few ways in which can you sail through and deal with
1) Always believe in the solution
: Root cause of stress is the feeling of not being able to
match up to the expectations of your seniors. If your boss has scolded you for
not being able to complete an assignment properly, there is no point in sitting
and cribbing about it. Have a firm belief that it can be rectified and
improved. If you believe that all options have been closed then you are going
to limit yourself from rectifying it. Direct your time and energy towards
improving your work and delivering better results.
2) Reach out to people
: Often it happens that people become so engrossed in work
that they forget to interact with the ones around them. Work indeed must be a
priority but don't make it the only thing that you do. Talk to your peers and
develop a cordial relationship with them which will help you avoid getting into
office politics and from being side-lined. Moreover, nowadays the employers know
healthy employees are more productive. Reach out to your supervisors and bring
to their knowledge the reasons that cause stress at the workplace. Try not to
have a complaining attitude but a problem solving one.
3) Work within your limits
: Everyone has his own unique capabilities. Some can perform
better on their feet while some take their own time. Taking up too much work
will exert pressure leading to stress. This will negatively impact your regular
work because you are trying to go beyond your capabilities, ie your work
capacity. Learn to say "no," while this may sound absurd it is necessary. You
are the best judge of your abilities, so you should plan and take up work
accordingly. Draw up a chart of your commitments and if you think you can take
out time for extra work, go for it.
4) Always stay focused
: The thing with monotonous work is that you start losing
focus. Start identifying and eliminating distractions in your work (phones,
idleness, etc) and clean up your act. Keep your desk clean and always have a
hold over time. Develop different ways of doing the same work. If you need to
create a plan for a project, think of innovative ways in which you can bring it
about. This will not only help you perform better but also instill a feeling of
being a learner.
5) Accept constructive criticism
: It is the job of your peers and superiors to notify you
about your mistakes and shortfalls. Instead of sitting and feeling low because
of the criticisms you should try to be open minded and work on it. Ask them on
how you can make improvements and deliver better results. This will not only
fetch you expert advice but also earn the respect of your seniors and peers for
having the patience to listen to their advice.