What to Do and What to Avoid While Having a Stressful Day at Work

In today’s fast paced environment, having a stressful day at work is nothing short of a norm. Frequent updates, rapidly changing information, and pressuring demands can all come together to make almost every day full of stress – even if we don’t realize it every single day.

But even as we grow seemingly immune to stress, it could sometimes reach a point where even the toughest of execs start feeling the pressure. If you experience this phenomenon, then the first thing is to understand that it is nothing to be ashamed of. With that being said, it still calls to make a few changes around your schedule just so you could ensure that your tasks are not affected by a stressed-out mind.

To ensure what to do and what to avoid when you are under stress, keep the following tips in mind.

Do Take a Break to Unwind

The first thing to do during a stressful day is to take a break the first chance you get. While taking a walk out of the office is recommended to refresh your mind, sometimes it might not be possible. In that case, go and get some fresh air in an open air space. And if you indulge in smoking, take some Good Stuff Tobacco with you. This would help you relax and shake off the stress to a significant extent.

Don’t Take Important Meetings or Calls

If possible, make sure to postpone any meetings or calls that could be safely postponed to another day. While this may sound unproductive, it is very helpful in terms of letting you perform at your best. Most importantly, it prevents you from going out in the field in a bad form. As a result, you can take these meetings or calls with a clearer frame of mind, which wouldn’t drive you to make hasty decisions out of stress.

Do Address the Problem That’s Affecting You

The best way to address a stressful workday is to directly approach the issue that’s affecting your performance. Doing so helps you understand what needs to be done to get out of the situation, and how effectively you can manage the solution yourself. This helps you put your ducks in order and lets you resolve the very core reason behind your stress.

Do Not Take It Out on Your Coworkers

Whatever you do, avoid from taking out your stress onto your fellow coworkers. If the problem causing you trouble is office-wide, then they might be under the same level of stress as you are. Even if it’s a problem that’s limited to you, remind yourself that your coworkers haven’t done anything to deserve your outbursts. Keeping this in mind, practice keeping your negative feelings to yourself and treat your peers with the respect they deserve.

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Jeremy Kaplan

A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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