How to reduce stress at work?

You have trouble concentrating or you wake up in the middle of the night even when you are exhausted. You think it’s because you work hard, but it can also be stress. We know that stress at work affects health, the economy and productivity, but is it possible to reduce it?

You who have always tried to have a positive philosophy and a lot of peace in the face of big problems, suddenly, you start to be stressed. How can it be? Stress at work is very common in our society and is a serious problem for both people and companies.

How and why does work stress originate?
Imagine a family in which both parents work late and when they get home they have to take care of their children, the housework and preparing dinner. They will generally not be willing to spend hours in the kitchen and will pull pre-cooked dishes. This results in chronic disease, which could just as well be diabetes.

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In other words, long days at the office entail less time for leisure, family and self-well-being. And if those hours in the workplace are very stressful, they can generate continuous stress, which will become part of your life.

And if, to all this, we add a low salary and little professional motivation, the result can be devastating for our organization.

How to deal with work stress?
At this point, both companies and the employees themselves have a fundamental role. It is a half-hearted task that can drive great benefits for both parties.

  • First, companies must invest in the mental, physical and emotional well-being of their workers, just as they do in R&D. For this they have to be able to measure this factor, which is quite complex, but it will make a competitive difference. Well, as we already know, the main value of a company is people.
  • The leaders of the entity must be involved as much as they want their workers to do. In other words, the bosses cannot be mere spectators, but must commit to the tasks. With this you can make the team complain less, get more involved and feel part of the company.
  • Communication between employee and employer is essential and must always be two-way. Only in this way can work well-being be improved and, of course, the company will also win.
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Beyond alleviating stress in the work environment, it should also be done in our day to day. How? Mainly, being honest with ourselves and to achieve this we have to analyze in depth what our thoughts, effort and failure cause us.

This is how we can manage the stress caused by these 3 legs that accompany us daily and that, on many occasions, play against us. Let’s make them our best allies.

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