Stress is a natural part of our daily life, and even more so when it comes to work.
Many people tend to believe that working from home carries much less stress than the average office job. However, this is a common misconception.
Although you have the luxury of being able to wear pajamas while working from home, this does not necessarily mean that your day will be more comfortable than those of those who work in offices.
Feeling a Lot of Work Stress
In fact, working from home can exacerbate work stress, due to blurred lines between work and home.
For example, many people are easily distracted at home and then feel stressed from working in their downtime.
At home, there is no figurative clock to highlight at the end of the day. And this can definitely take its toll on your stress levels.
Here are some tips for dealing with stress:
Most workers around the world are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces, making them less likely to be productive.
Managing your stress has to do with taking control. Take control of your emotions, your thoughts, your surroundings, your schedule and the way you deal with problems.
The ultimate goal is for you to have a balanced life with time for work, relaxation, relationships and fun, as well as being able to face challenges head on and endure under pressure.
When faced with challenges and pressures, it is important to take a close look at our habits, excuses, and the emotional disconnect that comes from them. People often say things like:
There are only a few things that I have pending.
I’m just a nervous person with a lot of energy, I can’t stay still.
Everything in my house is crazy.
We all have to take control of the role we play in maintaining stress, because if we don’t, our stress level will continue to spiral out of control.
Everyone has their own way of dealing with stress in their lives, but in this article, I have selected some of the best methods to deal with it:
A good first step is to start a stress journal. This can help you identify what causes you stress and how you can cope with it.
Every time you feel stressed, write it down in your journal. By keeping a daily log, you will start to see patterns. Here are some things to write in your journal:
- What caused your stress? Guess if you are not sure.
- How did you feel at that moment, emotionally and physically?
- What was your response, how did you act?
- What did you do to feel better?
- Do you feel like you have a mountain of tasks that you just can’t see?
Writing down your to-dos is a great way to view them and break them down into manageable pieces.
Managing stress is about taking control. By dividing your day into smaller tasks, writing them down and marking them as they are done, you will feel that you have more control over your day.
Make positive changes
When it comes to stress, we all know that there are many unhealthy ways to manage it.
Many people resort to eating too much, eating little, smoking, or sleeping too much. Finding healthier ways to deal with stress is important, and this involves creating positive change.
Since we all handle work stress in different ways, what works for one person may not work for another.
Here are 3 positive changes you can make in your life to reduce work stress:
Embrace a healthy lifestyle
Find some time to exercise, walk 30 minutes, 3 times a week. Eat a healthy and balanced diet and stay hydrated.
Rest adequate hours to feed your body and mind:
If you are too tired, you will feel more stressed since you cannot think clearly.
Take some time for yourself, laugh more often, and remember that some things are out of our control.