Stress cannot be defeated, but it can be managed if you know how.


Dealing With Stress at Work

It doesn’t matter where you live whether it is abroad or over here at the UK, stress will always be present in every day’s work environment.  Even if you love your job, there will always be some instances where tough moments can put you in a pitch or sudden deadlines need to be met depending on the job. Stress can be present along the way when attempting to accomplish business objectives as well.

Stress can be considered by many to be very difficult to eliminate. The reason why it is hard is because you simply cannot eliminate it to begin with. It is all about dealing with your stress and managing your stress properly so you can workaround that and still get the job done.

Stress management is all about knowledge and technique in coping with stress and manipulating it so the impact is lesser. Although stress itself cannot be directly eliminated, there are some nifty tricks to avoid it and keep them to a minimum level.

Time Management

When there is just too much on your plate, try to better manage your time by slicing your tasks in manageable pieces. The skill lies mostly on the motivation to take the initiative to manage the timeframe of tasks because when you see a piece of what you need to do, the stress level won’t be as high as seeing the whole picture and having to let you face it head on. By taking your time on divided tasks, you can get exposed to minimal stress, and then when you are done, the stress fades and the next task takes place.

Clean Work Environment

Whether your business environment is a cubicle or a large room filled with your officemates, it is very important to keep things organized and clean. Picture a situation where you need to submit a report by the end of the day and all of your materials are scattered from drawer to drawer and you can’t find what you need and sort them all out. It stresses you out for the fact that things are missing and it stresses you more because of the deadline. Keeping everything clean allows you to work easier and with confidence.

 Take Advantage of Breaks 

All busy workers deserve to have their break time. And that time is there for a reason and one of those reasons is for stress relief. Instead of outworking yourself to do more things, do your body a favor and give it some rest or grab your favorite snack and keep the mind clear of things that need to be done even for just a bit. Thinking about it too much can act as a catalyst in stress increase and make you more time conscious which is something that can be quite distracting. 

It is important to make sure that your stress levels don’t get dangerously low as it gets increasingly difficult to overcome it. Keep managing your stress wisely so a portion of your mind stays focused and confident to accomplish what you need to do in your business.



Richard Reid is the founder of Pinnacle Proactive, Specialising in theEmployee Assistance ProgramStress ManagementStaff Retention & Absenteeism. Take a Proactive Approach to Growing Your Organisation & its People. For more info visit


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