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For many people, work stress is an ever-present reality. They worry continuously about their jobs, what their managers think about them, and whether they will get everything done.
For workers in positions of authority, this can be even more challenging. All the responsibility and pressure can eventually take over their lives.
In this post, we take a look at how you can stick to your wellness plan, even if you have a job for hell. Here’s what you need to know:
See How It Affects You
Most people assume that the way they feel is normal if it goes on for long enough. But this situation is a little bit like the proverbial frog boiling in water. The poor creature is dying, but because the temperature is changing slowly, it has no idea what’s happening.
Try taking a two-week break from work and not thinking about it at all. Then see how your body and mind react. Hopefully, you should enter your baseline state. That is, you should see how you feel naturally, without the pressures of work. You can then use these observations to compare how you feel when you’re on the job to see how it is affecting you. You might notice that your work leads to sweating, digestive issues, and low sex drive. It could also be leading to frequent illness and other metabolic issues.
Make A Note Of What Makes You Feel Stressed
Next, take some time to write down the things that make you feel stressed. Try to link specific situations to how you feel.
Once you identify what makes you feel stressed, you can either avoid them or deal with them.
Take Some Time Out
You can’t spend your entire life working. It’s not healthy, and it can really hold you back from achieving your goals.
Therefore, take some time out, both outside of work and while you are on the job. Just a ten-minute rest can make you feel so much better.
Balance Your Work And Personal Life
Balancing your work and personal life is challenging at the best of times. But if you have a job from hell, it’s even more difficult. Therefore, make sure that you split your home and work life, both mentally and physically.
Try Something New
Life shouldn’t be all about work. It’s also about fun and contribution. On the fun side, you could go to the park for a picnic, organise a party, or take time to learn something new.
On the contribution side of things, you could volunteer, take first aid courses as recommended by MyCPR NOW, or go on a litter pick around your community.
Take Stock Of Your Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts are the main driver of problems at work. Your mind can concoct all sorts of stories that leave you feeling worse off.
Don’t always jump to conclusions about situations and other people. Find out whether your suspicions and fears are really warranted. And even if they are, you don’t have to stay in your current role. You can always move onto bigger and better things.