Top 5 Ways On How To Deal With Stress At The Office

If there’s one enemy that most if not all of us have to deal with every day, it’s stress. Stress doesn’t just make us less efficient at work. It also harms our physical and mental health and inflicts a serious toll on how happy we are in life in general.

Learning how to reduce stress at work is therefore essential to your productivity, your health, and your well-being.

Here are the top five ways on how to deal with stress at the office:

1. Be Proactive Rather Than Reactive

The difference between reactivity and proactivity is that reactivity means that you react to situations thrown at you during the day, while proactivity means that you create those situations. In other words, being proactive means that you control your day whereas being reactive means that the day controls of you.

Which of these two do you believe will cause you to experience more stress? The vast majority of the people in the world are more reactive than they are proactive, so when you gain control of your actions and your responses to situations, you’ll be more stress free and productive than most of the population.

2. Minimize Interruptions

It can be very hard to keep interruptions to a minimum, especially in the digital world we live in. But tactics you can use to keep interruptions down include not checking your e-mail or social media during working hours (unless if you have to for work), and controlling your response to any messages or pop-ups that you do receive.

3. Get Good Sleep

How well you sleep has a huge impact on how well you operate during the day. It’s no coincidence that the most stressful people in the world also tend to get the worst sleep. You’re going to need at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night in order to eliminate stress, and you’re also going to need to make sure that the sleep you do get is good sleep.

4. Create A Daily Schedule Each Morning

Each morning, schedule your day so you can plan ahead and know exactly what you need to do without feeling overwhelmed. Not only do you need to schedule your tasks and projects, you also need to schedule your breaks as well. Taking short but repeated breaks is an excellent method you can use to reduce stress. Just one five-minute break every hour or so alone will work wonders on refreshing your brain.

5. Make Evenings For Relaxation

Don’t bring your work home with you. Your evenings are for you. Spend them doing things you enjoy, whether it be reading a book, watching a movie, or doing your favorite hobby. But discipline yourself to not check work related emails or try to get a ‘head start’ on a task that you’ll need to do the following day.

Dealing With Stress at the Office

We all have to deal with stress at the office, so at the very least you shouldn’t feel that you are alone.


Carmelo is a marketing writer and blogger helping small and medium size businesses craft winning content strategies. She's always scouting the web for new social media strategies and is slightly addicted to apps. When not tapping the keyboard, you are likely to find her in the park playing with her uncontrollably friendly Irish setter or trying out new vegan recipes.

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