How to cope up with stress

Westhill Consulting & Employment

Stress is normal in any workplace but extreme stress can affect with your productivity. And stress will also disturb your physical and emotional health as well as your ability to handle stress will have an impact in the difference between success and failure.

Not everything is in our hands in our work environment; we cannot control everything, having said that, it doesn’t mean that you are entirely powerless even when stuck in a difficult situation. Discovering means to manage workplace stress is not about making big changes or reconsidering career ambition. There is just one sole thing that is always within your control and that is yourself, you must rather focus on yourself.

The troubled economy has been an emotional roller coaster for workers everywhere, says Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia. "Layoffs" and "budget cuts" are the two catchphrases that increased fear, uncertainty and higher levels of stress. It is vital to understand and learn new and better ways of dealing with the pressure since job and workplace stress increase in times of economic crisis.

Stress has an impact on the quality of your interactions with others and since your emotions are contagious, better you are at managing your own stress, the more you'll positively affect those around you, and the less other people's stress will negatively affect you.

You can learn how to manage job stress. According Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, there are a variety of steps you can take to reduce both your overall stress levels and the stress you find on the job and in the workplace, which includes, taking responsibility for improving your physical and emotional well-being, avoiding pitfalls by identifying knee jerk habits and negative attitudes that add to the stress you experience at work and earning better communication skills to ease and improve your relationships with management and coworkers.

Identify warning signs of excessive stress at work. Are you working overseas, in SE Asian cities like KL Malaysia, Jakarta Indonesia or Bangkok Thailand, is the culture shock causing you stress? When you feel stunned at work, you drop confidence and may become ill-tempered or introverted. This can make you less productive and less effective in your job, and make the work look less rewarding. If you overlook the warning signs of work stress, they can lead to greater hitches. Chronic or intense stress can also lead to physical and emotional health problems aside from interfering with job performance and satisfaction.

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