Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: It is a well-known fact that stress has become a major factor in our day-to-day lives, hindering our physical and mental well-being.
While all areas of life can cause stress, the nature of an individual's work also matters. For instance, people with an agency job may be more stressed out owing to long hours and tight deadlines than their peers who work in a different environment.
Unfortunately, work-related stress doesn't disappear even when you head home for the day, it lingers on your head and can take a toll on your health.
Despite the fact that work-related stress being widely recognised as one of the major contemporary challenges facing occupational health and safety, recognising and knowing how to deal with stress in a smart way is essential. Here's how to remain calm while working in a stressful environment:
Take a deep breath
Try taking a deep breath if you're feeling overwhelmed, especially, if you need to clear your head following a tense meeting. Take a moment to focus on deep breathing to help restore balance and start working efficiently again.
Know the causes of stress
Understand the causes and the way you feel before trying to tackle stress.
Build positive relationships
Initiate positive relationships with co-workers and share your thoughts and feelings with them. Talking over your problems with someone can provide a buffer against stress and help you become calm and focused.
One way of overcoming stress at work is to prioritise tasks. When you're submerged by your job and work-related stress, taking simple, yet practical steps such as, prioritising and organising tasks can help you complete your projects and reduce stress.
Follow the basic rules - Healthy diet, exercise, sleep
Follow the basic rules of healthy lifestyle – balanced diet, exercise and sleep. Because making a healthier lifestyle choices such as, eating a healthy diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep every night, not smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation is one of the best ways to combat stress.