Career Corner: A Monthly Executive Search Firm News Article Series.
10 Tips for Managing Stress
October 1st, 2006
Stress in an inherent part of any job from service workers to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. The way workers deal with stress, however, can increase their productivity and creativity, decrease physical symptoms, and help foster a healthier stand of mind.
Maintain perspective. Jobs are disposable, your friends, family, and health are not.
Change the situation. If you’re overwhelmed by the workload or the responsibility, talk to your employer about changing the job requirements to suit your needs.
Take a break. Go for a short walk, sit quietly, or read for a few minutes.
Organize your workspace and keep a list of priorities, checking them off as you complete tasks.
Vent your frustrations by talking a friend.
Foster relationships with coworkers who can be helpful during stressful periods. Then, return the favor when they need a hand.
Laugh. Try to find the humor in every situation.
Don’t set unrealistic goals of what you can accomplish in a workday.
Keep a positive attitude.
Perfection is unattainable, stop trying to reach it.