Workplace Stress Kicking Your Ass? Here’s What to Do (Infographic)

Workplace stress seems to be a pretty common theme for a lot of people.

Perhaps it is for you as well.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re working from home, in an office or anywhere else.

Things happen.

Tasks pile up. Clients or employers have deadlines they’re counting on you to meet.

You may also have to juggle all of this while running a home, raising kids or trying to fit other important details of your life into your daily routine.

Stress isn’t fun.

Yes, some people find themselves motivated by the adrenaline that goes along with highly stressful activities. But for the most part, especially when it comes to workplace stress, it’s a downer.

Now while I haven’t spent a lot of time working at an office, I know several people who either have at one time or another or do now.

There’s a lot going on.

It’s also a rather sedentary type of lifestyle, so it isn’t as though there are a lot of ways to work off that stress in a healthy and productive way during the workday.

I’m going to share an infographic with you in just a bit, but first, I wanted to throw in a few of my own thoughts about how to deal with your workplace stress that’ll leave you feeling empowered and in charge of your well-being.

Healthy living is the most effective way to deal with any form of stress, so here are a few things you can do.

1 – Ask yourself if you’re happy with your job

I know a lot of people who hate their job. They stick with it because they don’t feel they have a choice.

Maybe this is you. And perhaps, for the time being, there isn’t much you feel you can do about it.

Whatever your reasons are, it’s important to be honest with yourself. You can admit how you feel about your job and see if you can either change the way you perceive your job – or investigate your options.

I’ve met a lot of people who, after giving it some time and planning, changed their career path.

There are loads of opportunities out there, more become available as time goes on.

I would never recommend quitting your job to embark on a new venture unless you have some security set aside. If you have kids and you need the benefits, you will definitely need to take your time.

But don’t allow doubt to stop you from seeking what makes your heart sing.

If you want some ideas, you can check out my friend Cori’s website over at Not Now Mom’s BusyΒ and peruse through the work from home job listings. I’d also recommend you taking a look through James Althucher’sΒ website as well since he gets into why it’s a good idea to work for yourself and how to get the ball rolling.

2 – Take good care of yourself

Regardless fo what you’re doing throughout the day, healthy living always makes it easier to deal with stress – or anything else.

The food we eat plays a huge role in our lives. It impacts our energy levels, creates or diffuses health conditions and keeps our minds and digestive systems functioning better.

Consider preparing your lunch in advance. Something healthy – and something you enjoy.

I used to have my salads ready to bring to work every day. It saved me a ton of money on take-out – and I felt energized and in charge of my diet. It worked wonders. I also never went hungry or suffered from low blood sugar or brain fog.

Physical activity is an ideal way to work off stress and if necessary, release your anger in a productive way.

I wouldn’t suggest forcing yourself to engage in an exercise program you hate, though. Find something you enjoy.

It’ll be the bright spot in your day, especially if you hate your job. It’ll also give you more confidence to deal with a crappy employer or obnoxious co-workers.

3 – Always speak (and live) your truth

If you work for someone who doesn’t communicate or doesn’t promote open and honest communication, I’d suggest looking for another job – at least until or unless you decide to go solo.

It isn’t wise, nor is it healthy to keep your feelings bottled up.

Anyone who runs a company, big or small who doesn’t have your best interests at heart isn’t worth working for. And anyone with half a fucking brain understands the best way to keep their employees productive and loyal is to keep them happy, healthy, well-respected and fulfilled on every level.

If that ain’t your employer, kick em to the curb. Just make sure you have your ducks lined up in a row first.

I know the previous paragraph sounded crass. But to be honest, when I hear about workplace abuse or insensitivity/ cruelty toward those who spend their time and efforts to earn a livelihood because it turns out they’re working for assholes, I tend to get a little peeved.

And you should too.

No one deserves to be treated poorly.

But if you’re the problem, then I’d strongly suggest taking a good look at yourself and see whether you need an attitude adjustment or if you’re just miserable and need to find something you naturally align with.

There’s no wisdom in sticking with a job you hate – but there’s no honor in being a miserable or unreliable presence either.

I don’t say that out of judgment. I can openly admit I was the negative energy at some of my earlier jobs. That changed once I got real with myself.

I’ve also worked for assholes. That came to a stop too – once I decided I had no tolerance for it any longer.

So now that I’ve shared my thoughts with you on all of that, check out the infographic below designed to help you deal with workplace stress.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.

If your job is kicking your ass, it may be time for a change. And if you don’t think workplace stress can be a health hazard, then I’d strongly suggest reading my friend Adrienne Smith’s story where she discussed how losing her job saved her life.

Workplace Stress Kicking Your Ass? Here’s What to Do (Infographic)

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Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

Source for the infographic –Β https://www.surepayroll. com/resources/blog/find-your- peace-at-the-office

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Author of the books "A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You)" and "Streetwise Philosophy (A Bullshit-Free Approach to Spiritual Maturity)", Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, wellness coach, and freelance writer. Dana brings guidance to the public about how to achieve optimal health in a safe and structured manner while inspiring her readers to seek self-awareness and inner peace as a means to well-being in all areas of life.

12 thoughts on “Workplace Stress Kicking Your Ass? Here’s What to Do (Infographic)

  • at 5:12 am
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    I was exploring internet at work and all of a sudden discover this amazing info graphic. Thanks for creating this helpful and refreshing infographic, it really helped me to get out of the stress.

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    • at 11:09 am
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      Hi Santanu,
      Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚

      I’m so glad you found your way over here and that you got something useful out of the infographic.
      No one enjoys stress, so if this helped you out, I’m thrilled.
      Great to meet you.

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  • at 4:06 pm
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    Hi there Dana,

    This is an awesome list that I really care about it. I have many problems during my working hours on my working space (lol). Thanks to this list, I think I’ll be strong enough to handle them.

    Cheers

    Clay Smith

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    • at 7:13 pm
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      Hey there Clay,

      I’m glad you got something valuable out of this. I loved that infographic. The tips will definitely come in handy for the workday, whether it’s at home or somewhere else.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll be by soon.

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  • at 6:24 am
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    Hi Dana,

    Good piece of write up. Once I was worked in an animation company in Chennai, i used to do all the things you mentioned here. I did this not by my own interest, team leader of that company itself ask all the employees to stand up and do some exercise to relax.

    Infographic is really nice. Thanks for share Dana.

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    • at 12:00 pm
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      Hi Raaja,

      Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚

      I think it’s so cool that you had a team leader that encouraged healthy practices. I think if the person in charge of something, especially other people, want the best results, it’s imperative to make sure things are done with well-being in mind.

      I’m glad you liked the infographic. I enjoyed using it.
      I’m happy you found your way over here, Raaja. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • at 8:39 am
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    Hey Dana,

    I remember not too long ago when I despised my job. That is when I launched my virtual business. The stress was taking a toll on me mentally and physically. Thankfully, a change came into play and it’s much better than before. However, my desire to be my own boss and do something I’m passionate about is still there. It just makes it a bit easier not trying to “escape” my job and being able to build my business at a comfortable level and no pressure.

    I appreciate your tips and the infographic is superb. Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you’re having a great start to your week.

    Bren

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    • at 12:05 pm
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      Hey Bren,

      Yep, I remember when your work situation was taking its toll on you. I also remember how things changed once your supervisor changed.
      Just goes to show how the person in charge can have a huge impact on the overall tone and level of productivity of others.

      Anyone who knows you knows you are one talented and capable lady. But even those with skills struggle when they’re under pressure and feeling stressed. You’re wise to go about your projects from a calmer place. You love what you do, so it’s ideal that it stays enjoyable for you.

      I hope your Friday and upcoming weekend are peaceful, Bren. Thanks so much for stopping by my friend πŸ™‚

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  • at 12:45 am
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    Hi Dana,

    Although I don’t work in the “workplace” there are many ideas in this infographic that I can apply in my own home office. I like the chair stretches…I have to be more mindful of that one. Of course, eating well is part of my life and I do see the change in focus and energy.

    But most of all, taking time out for “me” is something I do write in in my DMO. I have to otherwise I meltdown.

    Thanks for the tips!

    -Donna

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    • at 10:19 am
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      Hey Donna,

      The chair stretches are pretty cool huh?
      I get up and stretch after periods of writing, but there are plenty of things that can be done from a seated position as well.

      It’s always a good idea to take that time out for ourselves. It’s wise to step away from what we’re doing and recharge.

      I’m glad you got something useful out of this. I loved using the infographic.
      Have a great week Donna πŸ™‚

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  • at 10:44 pm
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    Hey Dana,

    The percentage is quite of the people with the workload. Most of the people are stressed because of their daily work routine.

    Most of my friends are unhappy with their jobs. But you know that life must go on. The chest stretching is really helpful. Even I do it after sitting for a few hours on the chair.

    Music can bring a spark in the mind. All the tips you have shown are helpful.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Have a healthy week.
    ~Ravi

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    • at 10:27 am
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      Hey Ravi,

      I have no doubt about some of your friends not loving their jobs. I know a lot of people in the same boat. The reasons vary, but I think much of it has to do with either lousy workplace conditions or people taking jobs they really don’t enjoy, but do it because they need to earn a living.

      That’s why I’m glad I had a chance to use this infographic. It covered a lot of different areas.

      I love the stretches. Just taking the time out for yourself and doing something beneficial for both your mind and body can do wonders.

      I so appreciate your visit, Ravi. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Reply

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