Please vote and share your thoughts on coping with stress at work.
look for humor in whatever is stressing me out there is never anything worth stressing over look for the humor in it
Prioritize your work. Take your time. take break s and keep peace of mind
A positive attitude in whatever the issue may be ,big or small it can be resolved. Humor is also good medicine to curb stress , sometimes you just have to laugh .
I use humor to relieve stress. When I am off I take walks and do things I enjoy and get my mind off of work.
When I deal with stress at work I focus on my breathing. I take a few deep breaths and mentally count to three. Normally works.
I will pick a serious time, like a staff meeting and come completely out of left field with a comment that will crack up even the most serious person in the room, it changes the atmosphere. I also have a peer I can vent to relieving stress, not to mention outside support.
I take a break. I have to remove myself from the unit from time to time. Sometimes we have consumers (patients) that will fixate on a particular staff member (usual in a psychiatric setting) and it really gets your stress level up when they begin yelling things at you that couldn't possibly be legitimate. (Examples: You raped me in my sleep, You killed my mom, You put poison in my mash potatoes, I'm going to kill you and you're family) Even though you know they are sick and nothing they say is ACTUALLY directed at you, its all a delusion, it still spikes that stress level. Sometimes you just have to remove yourself and take a few to regain composure.
We are all usually at the same stress level, depends on the flavor of the day and what reports/grants/applications are due.
The right soundtrack during a break can make all the difference in the world, be it a good conversation with coworkers, a quiet stroll outside, or even a short time to listen to some calming music.
A good laugh does wonders!
We recently incorporated a "Mindfulness Moment" into each day at work. At 1:45 it is announced on the loudspeaker that we are having a mindfulness moment for 10 minutes. People have the option of taking a walk, meditating, joining with others for a quick yoga exercise, really anything. But they need to be quiet and they are highly encouraged to stop working for those 10 minutes. I personally love it. Others do not and are hard to convince, but there are so many articles and research papers out there to show the benefits to employee health and productivity. We're trying it for 3 months and then we'll reevaluate.
A good brisk walk with music helps me. Laughing, however is a great stress reliever.....:) almost Friday...that really takes the stress away!
Leave work at work when I walk out the door.
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