Reducing Workplace Stress

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UPDATED: Mar 26, 2020

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Many of us spend most of our waking hours working to provide for ourselves and our families. Unfortunately, for far too many people, work produces lots of stress. Stress can carry over to home life, social life and all the other activities of everyday living. This stress can take a toll on your overall health and spike up your term life insurance policy. Below are some healthy ways to reduce work stress and you can significantly reduce your overall stress load.

Make a To-Do List.

Try making a To-Do list. Each day when you first step into the office, take yourself five to ten minutes time to plan your job schedule of the day. After you wrote down all the jobs pending for yourself to response with, take a split second to double check and arrange the sequence of the jobs according to their priority, deadline, and difficulties. This is an effective way to put everything under your control. You will also be able to foresee the process of the day where you can expect the possible problem that may happen. Make sure you take interruption into account. For unfinished jobs, you may need to record down as a reminder for the following working days.

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Organize

Nothing is more draining than having an unorganized workstation. Organize your workplace and make it a habit of returning used items back to where they go. Once everything is in its proper place, you can see what is needed to complete your work for the day and check its availability before you go home. Remove your physical clutter, and you’ll eradicate your mental clutter, making the office and stress-free zone.

Delegate

Taking on every task will of course cause you to be stressed and overwhelmed. Try to delegate some of the tasks that you could use help completing. It is important that you estimate the workload of the person to whom you are delegating and ask them if they have the time. This ensures that the job is getting done and that you are not placing your stresses upon someone else.

Take Breaks

It is imperative that you take breaks. Take a walk, run an errand, eat something, visit the water cooler or talk to a coworker. No one can work 24/7 without a break. Taking breaks can increase productivity and help you avoid stress.

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Relax

Leave your job where it belongs, at the office. When you get home, spend time with the family, eat dinner and relax. Your work will still be there in the morning; there is no use stressing about it while you’re not there.

Work is a huge part of our lives, but it is not our whole life. If you want to stay healthy, use the above ways to lessen your stress. Remember the importance of balancing work and life. Be sure to get exercise, proper nutrition and sufficient sleep to keep your body healthy and your term life insurance premium low.

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