Are You Stressed At Work?4 Ways To Help You!

The working life today has risen several notches up the difficulty scale. Now, people work for longer hours for five days and sometimes, even for the entire week. There are many possible reasons for this change, like the economical pitfalls that threaten us or the competitive nature of society. Whatever the reasons are, the effects on lifestyles are the same.

People develop a very hectic routine. What happens in your typical work day? You wake up, have a very quick breakfast, spend the rest of the day at work (sometimes you have a quick lunch, sometimes not at all), then you insert a few errands before you go home at night. The workplace simply turns into your home.

In a perfect world, you would have the perfect job and working would be fun. But today, work is often heavily punctuated with projects, reports, and so on. Deadlines can cause such severe mental stress and anxiety.

All these add up to workplace stress. And if you don’t want the stress to catch up with you and affect your productivity, you should give stress management serious thought. To help you defeat work place stress with God’s help, we’re sharing 4 tips with you!

1.  Don’t bring work home with you.  To help defeat the stress that work dumps on you and your family, set boundaries around your work and when you will think about work.  Most people  go home, and they tend to take work-related worries with them. This is one of the things that heightens workplace stress.  Instead of thinking about work and taking it home with you, you should  only think about work during your working hours then Knowing that the stress is only confined to your workplace, your mind will get some time to rest when you go home. But if you bring work home with you or think about work when you go home, you’re giving workplace stress total power over you.

2. Improve time and task management skills. Sometimes, the key to workplace stress relief is just a page off a calendar. Take that page off and start writing down all the things you need to accomplish by given dates. Create a balanced schedule that won’t give you too much pressure and will give you enough time to give your best in what you do.

Distribute tasks properly; there’s more truth to the saying that you shouldn’t bite off more than you can chew. If you try to squeeze in too many tasks into too short of a period of time without allowing yourself some breathing space, you’re setting yourself up to fail, not in one or some of those tasks, but possibly in all of them.

3. Learn how to say no.  Sometimes, you also have to learn to say no to additional tasks and appointments.  If you keep on accepting tasks, you will definitely balk under all the demands and overbearing pressure of it all, God never meant for you to answer everybody’s call or meet everyone’s needs.

4. Pray a lot.  Don’t forget to take time to DE-stress. Praying a lot will help you DE-stress and when you pray, ask God to help you find ways to DE-stress and relax and enjoy life rather than constantly stressing about work.  Even if you face a lot of stress at work, if you give yourself enough time to recover from it regularly, your productivity won’t be affected. But if you just keep on going without giving yourself a break, that’s when you’ll get completely overwhelmed.

One of the most effective stress relief techniques you can do in just under 5 minutes is pray. Praying will have profound effects on your stress management. Even if you can only pray a few minutes, you’ll find yourself more focused and less prone to breaking down under the pressure, and you will also find that God will help you manage your stress.  God will help you manage the stress where it takes root.  Once you pray, especially when you pray for inner peace, God will begin to help you create more  positive happenings than negative happenings and your stress levels will begin to lower and you will really begin to feel the differences that praying to God about this can make.  Its the perfect and easy-to-use cure for stressed minds and bodies.

N. B & “The WIN International Ministries Team”