9 Simple Ways to Deal With Stress at Work
According to research, the percentage of Americans who are stressed at work is high, and it’s only getting higher. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who are “extremely stressed at work” range between 29 percent to 40 percent.1 Unfortunately, work stress has significant health consequences that range from the relatively benign—more colds and flu—to the more serious, like heart disease and metabolic syndrome.2 But, because stress at work is so common, finding a low-stress job may be difficult or impossible for many people. A more realistic choice would be to simply adopt more effective strategies to reduce stress at work. Here are some stress management techniques to try. Start Your Day off Right Be Clear on Requirements A factor that contributes to job burnout is unclear requirements. Stay Away From Conflict Stay Organized Be Comfortable Another surprising stressor at work is physical discomfort.
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