Your job is stressful, at least from time to time. You may not always be missed deadlines, conflict, the loss of a valued assistant, and the like. But able to head off the stress-producing factors—equipment breakdowns, you can prepare yourself to handle your reactions to those occasions when they arise, and to reduce the stress level connected with them.
Build up your resistance through good health habits
Get adequate sleep, exercise regularly, eat balanced meals, and keep drug use, drinking, and Smoking to a minimum.
Keep work separate from non-work
Try to leave your business worries in the office, and your personal or family concerns at home. It takes practice and continues reminders to yourself. But after a time, you’ll find that you can work hard on the job but leave the worries behind when you go home. One effective way to make sure you leave business concerns at the business is to fill your off hours with interests that are meaningful and interesting to you. You will then find yourself living two full lives.
Get vigorous and frequent exercise
You don’t have to become an athlete. There are ways to work out your body that doesn’t require strenuous activity. Walking and swimming or the use of an exercise bike are healthy activities and are usually available to everyone.
Many researchers believe that physical resistance may be your most effective mechanism for dealing with stress. The answer is to take care of the body—nutrition, rest, and exercise. Everyone can take this kind of care of himself or herself.
Get your feelings out
You can’t be a super-person, so don’t try. Trying to keep your worries and concerns under wraps will only add to your stress. Express your grievances when it is safe and possible for you. You may not feel free to do your unloading at work. If not, find a willing ear among friends or family.
Take breaks when the pressure is on
Actually, withdraw from the scene. Get out of your office or the plant for a few minutes. Take a walk, go to the cafeteria for a cup of coffee or a glass of milk, or go talk to someone in another department about an entirely different matter.