We’ve all been there. There are days when it’s easy to yell at your colleague, smash the Bunn coffeemaker, or slam doors. Sometimes anger is justified. Maybe the colleague deserved it. Maybe the door needed to open quickly. The Bunn coffee machine wasn’t producing good coffee. Coffee makers that have been broken and confused by colleagues are not the best type of carnage to leave behind.
Stressing out, blowing off and walking out in a fit can damage our relationships and jeopardize our careers. How can we avoid it
Managers, interns, and employees can find better ways of managing stress at work. Here are some steps you can take right now.
Anticipate tense events.
The best way to manage a difficult situation is to prepare. This method can be used for all your projects. This allows you to plan, prepare, prepare, manage, complete, and finish each task as they arise.
Do the same in stressful situations. It is possible to anticipate stress and manage it. Start by identifying people or activities that stress you.
Maybe it’s the weekly one-on-one with your boss.
Maybe it’s when you have to leave at 3 o’clock in order to pick up your children.
It could be a slowdown in traffic on northbound I-85.
It doesn’t matter what event it is, it will be stressful. It’s not pretty.
You must recognize that you will have to face it, and that it will be hard for you to avoid it. It is not to avoid it, but to diffuse it.
It was important to admit that stress can be difficult. This will allow you to manage frustrations with clarity.
Next, we need to understand how stress is related to other factors, such as long-term, short-term, and personal.
Long-term: How important does this event play in the grand scheme of things? Take a look at the situation five years ago to see where it fits.
Short-term: What is your worst case scenario? What would you do if the worst outcome were possible?
Personal: How can you make this an unforgettable experience? What if someone could observe you and find out that you are stressed?
One of these options is a concrete way to manage stress before it starts:
You should control your breathing. Take a few slow, deep, slow breaths. Stress can cause us take shallow, shallow breathes and affect our respiratory system. This type of breathing can be dangerous. Deep, long breathing can reduce stress hormones.
Talk to someone. Talking to someone about your situation can be a great way to prepare. If you are going to a stressful meeting, call your spouse and let them know how you feel.
Pray and meditate. Stress can be reduced by prayer and meditation.
Do a quick walk before the event. To reduce stress levels, increase your activity prior to the event. Mild exercise can increase endorphin production, which can help lower stress levels.
It is impossible to plan ahead for every stressful event. Stress can often be unpredictable. Be prepared for stressful situations and be ready to conquer them.
Be active during your workday.
An active body is one that is low in stress. Clinical trials have shown that even simple activities such as walking can produce “calming neurons”.
Stress does not always cause a negative response in the body. Stress triggers hormones that call us to produce energy. This energy can manifest in high blood pressure, headaches, anger, or aggression.
We can take control of stress by performing simple exercises instead of allowing it to cause harm to our bodies. Walk in