Are you struggling to be productive at work on a daily basis? As the day goes by, do you find yourself wanting to escape to a breakroom or outside for some fresh air? You are truly not alone. Stress and work often go hand in hand.
According to multiple surveys and scientific studies, productivity suffers when people are stressed out. Some interesting facts on stress include:
- 80% of workers feel stress on the job, nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their coworkers need such help. (Attitudes in the American Workplace VII)
- Three fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago; (NIOSH)
- 65% of workers said that workplace stress had caused difficulties and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects. (Integra)
Fortunately, there are some effective ways to reduce and even eliminate stress from your daily work life. Take these steps.
Get your schedule and tasks under control.
A leading reason that people let stress get to them at work is due to overwhelming tasks and no real system for managing them. Start a calendar and keep track of your tasks there. Don’t take on more than you can reasonably handle. If you are continually over-worked, ask your supervisor to assign some of your tasks to someone with less of a workload.
Get your personal health and well-being on track.
Many people suffer from stress due to personal matters that need attention. Others have health issues that need attention. You cannot be effective at work if you are not taking care of yourself in other ways. Get the support you need to lead a healthier and happier personal life, and increased productivity will follow.
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