1. Health & Lifestyle

Overloaded with Office Stress!! Tips to Eliminate Stress at Workplace

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Meeting deadlines with ‘wow’ result, quality output and most importantly, to satisfy our superiors, we usually try to give 110% of ourselves which ultimately leads to chronic stress in our mind. Stress in the workplace is a serious subject these days. All corporate and business sectors make you work for almost 8-9 hours per day. The average business and corporate professionals have 20-50 projects every day on their list. People tend to carry their office stress up to the home and keep thinking about it, which bound them to stay awake at night plagued by the stressful event of the day.                    

According to reports, 80% employee of corporate and private sector experience chronic work stress.  And all this tension and stress at work can lead to serious consequences for the quality of life, not only at the office but everywhere else. Most of the people don’t know how to deal with this office stress and balance between home and work life. So it’s important to regain our sanity and live our lives to its fullest. 

Here, we have figured out the best formulas for stress management at the workplace. 

How to manage stress at workplace

Act before you react

It’s always better to act first than giving reaction to the situation. Half of the problems will be gone if we start focusing more on our works rather than giving reaction towards something which we can’t control. It activates our stress hormone, if it’s chronic and slow down the confidence level, concentration and well being.  Identify the aspects of the situation where you can control and where you can’t. Focus on your strong points and start working hard than giving reaction towards something which is not in your hand. 

Start with a deep breath 

After coming out of a meeting if you feel tensed or more overwhelmed then do take a long breath. For 2 minutes continue to inhale and exhale by closing one nostril and remember the best thing happen in your life till now.  

Forget about Interruptions 

Throughout the day, we exhausted with the phone calls, emails, work pressure and meeting the sudden deadlines which distract you from your work and peace of your mind. While controlling interruptions is not in your hand, you can control your responses. You can set certain boundaries and limit by answering email during certain windows, setting up office hours to talk to a person and closing the other doors to focus on one. 

Set priority 

While working vigorously to meet deadlines and fast changing priorities you forget to set your own priorities. Sometimes it’s critical to define which one is more important and why. It’s important to understand your role and expectation from the organization, strategic priorities of the company and your personal goals and strengths. Arrange your ‘to do list’ with these three things keeping in mind.  

Eat right, sleep right 

Grab foods which give you a high protein, carbohydrate, and less sugar. Eating fast foods and oily foods contribute to your stress system. Go for the right foods to avoid stress and sleep a minimum of 7-8 hours. While we sleep, our body gets engaged in repairing our damaged cells and boosts you for the next day. So eliminate all the disturbing elements which disturb you in the sleeping of 7-8 hours and go for healthy foods.  

Do breakfasts like a King 

Never skip your breakfast. That’s probably the worst thing you can do to your body. Go for high fiber and protein-rich foods and grab an apple or any fruit while going out for office.  

Change your perspective 

Our perspective often reflects our subjective interpretation of the facts, often seen through the filter of ourselves. Sometimes, you can step back and take a more objective view which leads you to take things more effective and less personally. 

Identify self-imposed tensions 

Sometimes we created our own stress level by setting certain image towards something and expecting more and more. We can focus on working more and more and expecting less. 

Sometimes we need to implement ‘let be gone be by gone’ 

Sometimes it’s ok to take things casually and say ‘let be gone be by gone’ which is not your hand rather than making hell out of it.  

De-stress your body 

To manage stress effectively, we need to focus on at least three areas of our lives: our physical health, our mental health, and our sense of purpose. We spend more time engaging our body’s stress responses than we actually engaged in our relaxation responses. Stress is a factor which can seriously damage your body as it’s a physical and hormonal chain reaction from the mind and body. The foundation for living a stress-free life is lying on what we eat, how we move and how much we sleep.  

Purify your mind and soul with Yoga and Pranayama

India has a rich history of Yoga. Yoga can help improve a person's mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice boosted mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; eliminates chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention, and sharpens concentration. Spend a minimum of 10 minutes in Yoga to purify your mind and soul.

Enjoy work!!! Enjoy your Workplace!!!

Like this article?

Hey! I am Pronami Chetia. Did you liked this article and have suggestions to improve this article? Mail me your suggestions and feedback.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters