Company owners and employees have their share of work stress problems
Employees have different levels of stress compared to business owners. They don’t have much of primary responsibilities as the owner of a company.
Of course, we can’t say that only rank and file can experience stress because in the bigger picture, owners and managers also have their struggles.
Some notable causes of stress at work that both employees and managers should be aware of is the primary cause of stress; being overworked. Even the most outstanding employee will feel pressured when bombarded with work with a very limited period. Such thing might be irrational, but it happens all the time.
One of the causes for stress at work is a promotion. In some cases, employees get bored with their daily job and for this reason they would want to experience more challenging work for a greater compensation.
When you feel that you are overly stressed, make an effort to save yourself from self-destruction, and find ways to alleviate your current situation.
You can minimize stressful instances in your daily life if you know how to manage stress effectively. The key is never to let small responsibilities left unattended. Little things left unnoticed will pile up until such time that you can no longer bear the bulk of stress.
Organize your task according to its importance and time frame. There are tasks that are crucial, but you should have time to work it out. For this reason, it should be listed next to the urgent and important ones. Once you are done categorizing, create a timeline plan and make sure to include a break time and a day off in it.
Do not use your break time to finish an incomplete task. Break time is intended to your mind and body to rest. A break time will allow you to rest your brain and nerves as well as your body from the stress caused by too much work. Remember, you are responsible for keeping your physical and emotional health in good shape.
Do not ignore any sign of fatigue because it could lead to a more serious problem. If you feel that you are overly worn-out, take a rest. If you are feeling depressed, anxious and irritable, go ahead and rest. If you can’t concentrate on what you are doing and you are losing interest on it, rest.
If you are using drugs and alcohol to cope up with stress, stop and reflect!
You have already reached the limit. Do not allow yourself to reach this far!
Strive to reduce your work stress by taking good care of yourself. You may start in restoring your physical and your emotional health. Once these two are addressed adequately, it will be easier for you to take care of your other needs as you are more optimistic and stronger when you are feeling better inside and out.
Once you are more stable physically and emotionally, your next step to getting rid of work stress is by organizing and prioritizing things. Make an effort to organize things first, and then you prioritize. Once you have done this, you are more guided, and you will regain control over stuff. This way you can well manage stress with self-control and confidence.
As an employee, it is your responsibility to take care of your health. No matter how hectic your schedule is, take your breaks and rest.
Excessive stress is not part of work related issues, but “typical” stress is!