It is a fact that a stressed employee will be less efficient. In the long run, as a manager or a team leader, you want your employees to be as productive as possible. For this, you need to invest in their mental and physical health equally. According to the American Institute of Stress, many employees are stressed and need assistance in how to recover it. Whatever the
cause, maybe, there are these simple steps you need to overcome
How to Combat Employees Stress:
Eat your lunch with others and try to leave your desk for a while, taking a break, and enjoying your mealtime can reduce symptoms of stress and help avoid indigestion.
Try not to listen to your colleague's negative comments and attitude
take pride in your accomplishments. Negative thinking can take away
energy and motivation.
Let go of Control:
Focus on the things that you can change and influence, such as your reactions to the problems. One thing to accept is that
not in our control and to reduce stress, we have to admit that.
Get some ME Time:
Try to get some time for yourself, leave the work at the door. Balancing is the key to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Do not rely on perfectionism, instead set realistic goals and expectations. Stop being too self-critical and if you do not achieve your goals, see it as a learning curve rather than a failure.
Listen to Music:
Music reduces stress, try listening to some music if your workplace permits music, so get your headphones and enjoy! Listening to music has the potential to reduce stress and anxiety while lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
Be wary of Caffeine:
Avoid Caffeine altogether, either coffee, tea or fizzy drinks. Caffeine can cause individuals to feel ‘wound up’ so limit intake of caffeine products.
Get Enough Sleep:
If you get enough sleep, you will be relaxed at work and can deal with work stress.
Have a Good Laugh:
Laughing reduces stress, watching a funny short clip or chatting with a friend at lunch can reduce your stress level.
Beat the Rush:
Leave for work at least 10 to 15 mins before, and this will save you from the stress of rushing to work and make your morning more beautiful rather than putting you in a bad stressful day.
While things get messed up, taking two to three deep breaths can restore balance. To feel calmer, inhale for 5
seconds hold and exhale in
equal counting through the nose.
One at a time:
Manage time for everything, focus on one thing at a time rather than messing up everything. If you have a
meeting prepare 20 minutes
beforehand, or any pending emails give time to each job.
Eating well has an immense effect on your life; you should not skip any meal, which means that you have to make time to eat as meals provides you with enough energy to work all day.
You should know your designation
at the job and what are you
best at as this will reconnect with your role and will remind you about your
position and add joy to your day other work tension will stress your day.
Create a workspace in which you are comfortable, little things like an uncomfortable seat or noisy environment can either cause or increase stress. To achieve the desired place, you need to talk to your managers.
Get some Exercise:
Exercising is not the part of the job and at the same time is a great stress reliever, but getting
sometime for yourself like a pleasant
walk at lunchtime or 30 minutes aerobics after work can take you a long way.
Get a Hobby:
To get relief from the stressful
workday you should adopt
some good hobbies after work, a dancing class, or some sports or swimming can
help you build a social network.
Don’t indulge In conflicts; deal with issues professionally. Take some time to reflect on them before entering the situation to make it
worse. This only reduces stress, steer clear of conflicts where possible.
It's good to talk:
Sharing your concerns and worries with a reliable person at work can help you reduce stress. They might be helpful to give you advice.
Planning can help in saving your time and manage stress. Scheduling tasks is a good way of avoiding overdoing it.
Interruptions during a task can be stressful when that happens
quickly write a note where you left before dealing with the new issue.
Take it Higher:
If your workload is causing you stress, talk to your employers or managers and discuss ways to improve it. Lessen your load by discussing the issues in the open.
Taking short intervals during work can help your eyes take a break from the screens. It also allows you to clear your mind and recharge and get back to your desk, feeling more productive.
Lunch box boosts
arich source of Vitamin B1 and B3, which helps
the body become better equipped to deal with stress by limiting nerve damage.
Fish and Milk:
Vitamin B12 present in fish and milk helps the body to combat depression and improves sleep.
Foods with whole grains like bread and pasta provide your body with energy and help controls mood swings.
The sugars in bananas provide you energy, potassium-rich bananas keeps you calm and regulates your heart rate.
Vitamin C present in oranges helps to
pressure and lower levels of cortisol, which are the two impacts of stress.
It not only helps as antioxidants but even eating a small amount of dark chocolate can reduce stress hormones like cortisol and catecholamine.
Spinach is the source of magnesium, regularly adding spinach to your salads can reduce high blood pressure.
It helps in reducing high blood pressure even a half avocado contains more potassium than a medium-sized banana.
Whatever the reason is these are the simple steps that you can take to overcome stress. The main thing to focus on is to maintain a healthy workplace environment; this type of place can be one in which the employees can share their ideas and opinions. Then set a goal for your team; in this way, you will be able to understand their responsibilities and will give them a sense of direction. Will be able to keep track of their work. Remember that stress will be present in every situation, but a person should know how to deal with it.
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