Stress, it has become so common in almost everyone’s lives whether it be a student a parent or a working person. Every role we play in our life is bringing us a lot of stress. But on top of everything is our work. We stress so much about work. We stress about the deadlines, the number of projects we have got, the presentation we have to make, will we be able to get the deal or not.
I think we take a lot more stress related to our work because one of the most important things that it provides that is needed to live our life somewhat easily, money. We stress about completing our assigned work because we want to keep our performance maintained to get an increment at the end of the year which will eventually help us to live our life better than the next year or maybe ease out some work that is pending in our life and we are eagerly waiting for it to be done.
But do you think it is the best way to deal with it. I mean stressing all the year for that little increment and then repeating the same process every year? Is that why you work hard every year to stress? Of course the answer is no. So, let us now look at the ways how we can deal with all these stress and make our lives better without worrying extra and find the beauty in our lives.
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How To Deal With Work Stress
You might know this already and are currently thinking that this article is also repeating the same that you have heard probably a thousand times. But read it once and then make your decision. Exercising is one of the best ways to deal with all the negative feelings you might be currently having in your life.
Yes, it might be a bit problematic for you to make extra time for it and join a gym and all. I know you would not be able to manage it with your full time job but you can take half an hour of your day and stretch out a bit and do basic workouts to relieve your body and mind. Also, if you are someone who can manage to go a gym and are someone who is passionate about working out and your overall health you might go and have a gym subscription and begin your healthy journey.
Do not think about how much work you have while currently working. This is very important. I do not know if you already know about this or not but try not to think about how much you are left with and focus on the work you are currently working on. Think logically, what good will it bring if you keep thinking about the future and stressing. It will just be a damage and nothing else.
Firstly it will not help you be effective to the work you are on, it will be affected severely. Secondly, it will destroy your mental health and thirdly you will not be able to complete the current task resulting in more time being taken and you stressing over the future work more.
If all this is making sense to you, you know what I am trying to make you understand. Do not affect and make your mental health even worse and focus on one work at a time.
To increase the focus, there are many methods that you can follow. If you have heard about the Pomodoro method you might know one of the good methods. You have to set a 25 minutes timer and work till then and the take a small 5 minutes break. After completing 5 Pomodoros you can take a longer break of 15 minutes. This is a good way to increase your focus as well as your efficiency.
Eliminate all kind of distractions you can think about
This is also a thing that can keep reminding you of the work you have and how much you are left with and all kinds of negativity you are trying to avoid. And you do not want to take the risk of getting reminded when you are trying so much already to fix it and focus with all the might you have.
For this the first steps that you can take is putting your phone on silent or may be switching off. By this you can avoid unnecessary calls and notifications which can kill your time disturbing your focus. Now office work requires you to sit on a system, for that what you can do is mute all the notifications of all the emails and stuff. This can help you not getting distracted and continuing your work. These were just a few things to do, think about these kinds of things that can result in your distraction and eliminate them.
Make a list of the things you have to do in a day and keep eliminating them as you complete.
This can prove to be a very, very effective way for eliminating your stress. Also it has a few very good advantages. The first of all being: happiness. Yes, now you may think how? Just think this way that you have a stroked list at the end of the day of all the works that you had planned at the beginning of the day and you have done it without anything coming onto your way.
Making a list of the few things that you have to complete and keep striking it of will result in the release of those happy hormones and will keep you motivated. It will also give you motivation to do the rest of the work and at the end of the day it will help you sleep with peace without stressing much. You can have that list pasted in front of you while work that will keep reminding you about the work you have to do neglecting the distraction.
Read books on productivity, mind management, and self enhancement.
Reading books related to self enhancement and mind management can help you too much. One of the efficient ways that, millionaires and even the billionaires follow. READ. Read as much as you can, different books on different topics helping you enhance your mind. To control your stress, you have to simplify your thinking process and for that these books can help you widely.
There so many books available in the market that are recommended by the best figures in the world and you do not have to do much you can simply get them downloaded from the internet and keep reading in your free time and following the steps and advises written in them and then see the fabulous results and beauty it will bring in your life and work.
Start enjoy doing what you are doing
We have been done with all the hacks to increase productivity and self enhancing things, eliminating the distraction and taking all the necessary steps to remain focused. But do you know this and have you ever paid attention; all these things listed above will never make sense if you take the work you are doing as a burden.
Yes, you heard it correct. Let me explain further and it will start making much more sense. If you are thinking that oh god, I have to complete this and I do not want to, when will it get completed and stuff like this it will seem bigger and bigger than ever. Instead start enjoying what you do. Try to give your best. If in the beginning you do not enjoy, pretend, lie to your brain try to fool it and you will see the amazing results.
It will enhance both your work and your experience of working. Anything we enjoy does not feel like a mountain to climb rather it feels easy and we are excited for it every day. Try to bring this mindset in your work and see the amazing outcomes.
The thing is just sitting and doing nothing and over thinking results in getting you nowhere. If you want to read that again do it. It is the simple truth nothing much complicated in this.
So, just sitting is not the thing you are looking for, you need to make your way, take your steps to control and make it work. You cannot keep on spoiling you mental and physical health. The above listed ways and method can help you very well and if you are finding more ways that can help you work more efficiently and the methods that would best work for you, then you can keep following the books on the following topics and maybe watching a bit of correct content available on YouTube.
Start taking actions; sitting simply will not get you anywhere because actions have results doing nothing does not. Make your life worth living and enjoy it to the fullest rather than focusing on all the useless stuff.