Here’s the truth: there’s no way to eliminate stress at work. It’s not possible. Unless your company is going under or you’ve become disinterested at work, then you’ll experience some level of stress.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, studies suggest that moderate levels of stress can trigger emotions associated with hard work and can even bulk your brain to perform better. That doesn’t mean deliberately go into stressful situations, but it means that stress is vital to the success of anyone working hard.
That being said, too many skilled and adept workers become consumed with stress that they begin to lose focus, cognitive function, and can even suffer health problems. The number one reason why stress occurs so often is usually all in the mind. Meeting unrealistic deadlines, trying to accomplish too much at once, or even mulling on a bad decision for an entire day can really put a hampering in your brain function.
The good news? It’s all subjective. Your stress isn’t necessarily a product of your reality. In fact, you can change the way you manage stress and unlock inner peace at work.
Learn To Love What You Have
You don’t need a pilgrimage to the Himalayas to understand the value of appreciation. Learning to be grateful for what you have going for you not only can help you put yourself in check, it’s been linked to boosting your mood and productivity.
Eliminate The Phrases “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”
Playing out different scenarios in your head about how a situation could’ve gone right is the wrong way to look at your life. It generates feelings of anxiety and worry which in turn, learn to increased levels of stress. The worst part about it is that it’s all made up! The situation didn't go as you had planned or anticipated, but the important thing to do is learn and move on.
Positivity Is Key
Being positive isn’t a fad; it’s a real life game-changer. Aside from its health benefits, actively thinking about something positive actually, blocks stress connectors in the brain. Think of it like this. When you’re positive, you feel good and thus, work better. When you thinking negatively, you’re bombarded with unpleasant emotions and often times, your work suffers.
The trick is to always look for the silver-lining and constantly think of something positive. This is especially true when having a bad day. Focus on one good thing that happened that day, week, or even something coming up that will have you excited and ready to be in a better mood.
Take Time To Yourself
In a highly competitive, highly connected world, it’s important to take a time out and focus on you. “Me” time is important because it allows you to naturally de-stressed by not having stimulus all around you. Don’t worry about checking your phone, checking your email, or rushing to the nearest tech device. Taking a time out from the hustle and bustle of the grind is not only recommended, it’s essential to get more done and become more productive.
Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you’ll be on your way to achieving inner peace at work. It’s not something that can be done overnight, but with time, you’ll begin to see traces of increased productivity and more importantly, a happier version of you.
- Dallas Accounting Jobs Team