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Leadership Coaching: How To Beat Stress In The Workplace

April 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 216

Balance: The Key To A Happy Life

The key to living a happy, productive life is balance. Moderation is one guiding word to live by. Too much of anything is not good. The same can be said about stress. Too much stress will apparently exhaust you, deteriorating the quality of your life. It will take its toll on your overall health, including your mental and emotional well being. That is bad stress which you have to avoid. Then there is good stress- a pressure or tension that gives you the needed push. Good stress pushes you to assert yourself and motivates you to perform better.

The workplace is typically a stressful place wherein people exert effort. They work to accomplish their respective tasks, beat deadlines and strive to be efficient under the watchful eyes of their superiors. And then there are different personalities and temperaments to deal within the four walls of the working environment. People spend 25% of their day during workdays in the office. People in the workplace should learn how to beat stress. Here are some stress management tips in the workplace:

Tips To Manage Stress In The Workplace

  • Better time management and organization skills. A to-do list will help you handle tasks better. Prioritize tasks that are more important. Don't say "yes" all the time. Say "no" when you have to. Every time you say "yes", you're actually saying "no" to an item in your to do list. Set realistic goals and ask help or delegate appropriate tasks when necessary.
  • Breathing and relaxation. Learn breathing techniques to relieve stress. It will help you to realign with yourself. If you're overwhelmed with pressure from work and are uptight and catching your breath, breathe through your nose. It will energize and relax you.
  • Be positive, smile and laugh as often as you can. Be an optimistic and pleasant person. Have a sense of humor and take things lightly. People will like you and reciprocate your congeniality.
  • Listen to others. Don't be too self absorbed and wallow in your own stress. In times of conflict, listen to what the other person is saying. Don't shut yourself or else you won't understand their message and resolve the conflict.
  • Make your workplace a positive environment. Create a pleasant working environment where you can be comfortable and functional at the same time. Fix the temperature, lighting, noise level and other controllable factors.
  • Get enough rest and proper sleep. Getting enough sleep will rejuvenate and energize you so that you'll have more resistance to combat stress.
  • Go with positive and optimistic people. Negative people tend to increase the stress you feel. Avoid them as much as possible. Spend time with optimistic people so you can boost each other's positivity and lift your moods up.

By the way, do you want to learn more about leadership in your company? If so, download your FREE eBook here: Guide to Elegant Courage Leadership

Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams.

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