Workplace Stress: 10 Tips for Better Health on the Job

stress-at-workDid you know that workplace stress continues to be the cause of many health issues, including:

• Physical and emotional illnesses
• Chronic conditions and diseases
• Premature aging
• Weight gain
• Digestive issues
• Sleep problems
• Depression… and more

So, if you’re feeling stressed on the job, here are ten tips to help relieve workplace stress for better health.

1. Learn how to say “No”… and mean it! Though it should be a no-brainer, when you’re already overextended, taking on additional tasks only creates more stress and anxiety. Learn to say “No” and mean it, instead of piling more onto your already overextended workload.

2. Make your workspace work for you. Personalizing your workspace with things that calm and soothe you is one of the best (and easiest) ways to create a more peaceful environment on the job. Use pictures of loved ones or photos of serene settings, a calming figurine or inspirational quote placed on your desk, even music playing softly in the background to change your workplace atmosphere. There are also apps you can download with sounds like waterfalls, birds, rain, wind or whatever sounds give provide you with serenity and calm.  Continue reading “Workplace Stress: 10 Tips for Better Health on the Job”

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