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  Life is busy, and stress often hangs around like a regular visitor. But don’t worry! There are some easy tricks you can use to handle stress and do better at your job. In this article, I highlight some 8 tips that can help you manage stress at your workplace. Ready? Let’s begin!
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  1. Prioritize Tasks

When you start your workday, make a list of things you need to do. Think about which tasks are more important or need to be done urgently. It’s like deciding which things should come first on your to-do list. Focusing on these tasks at the beginning helps you feel like you’ve achieved something important, and it can make your workload seem more manageable.
  1. Don’t Overload Yourself

Sometimes, work tasks can be big and seem overwhelming. Instead of trying to do everything all at once, break them down into smaller, more doable parts. This makes the work feel less hard, and you can keep track of your progress step by step.
  1. Take Short Breaks

During your workday, it’s important to take short breaks. These breaks are like mini time-outs. You can stand up, stretch, or do something relaxing. When you go back to work after a break, you’ll feel more energized and ready to focus.
  1. Have Healthy Boundaries

If you already have a lot of work on your plate and someone asks you to do more, it’s okay to say no. Saying no is like setting boundaries for yourself. It means you’re being realistic about what you can handle without feeling stressed. It’s about managing your workload wisely.
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  1. Manage Time Effectively

Think of your workday as a timeline. Decide how much time you want to spend on each task. This helps you avoid spending too much time on one thing and running out of time for others. Effective time management keeps your work flowing smoothly.
  1. Let Work Hours Be Work Hours

Imagine there’s a line between your work life and your personal life. It’s important to keep a clear separation between the two. When your work hours are over, try not to bring work-related things into your time. This separation helps you relax and recharge for the next workday.
  1. Ask For Help

If you’re facing challenges or feeling stressed, don’t hesitate to talk to your colleagues or boss. Sharing your concerns with others can lead to solutions and make your work environment more supportive. It’s okay to ask for help when you need it.
  1. Organize Your Workspace

I can’t talk about every other thing and not mention this. Organisation is key. Imagine your desk is like a canvas, and you are the artist. Keeping your workspace organized is like creating a neat and clean painting. It’s easier to find things, and a tidy workspace can make you feel more in control and less stressed. It’s about setting up your environment for success.
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Final Thoughts

When you complete a task, take a moment to acknowledge it. Celebrating your achievements, no matter how small, is like giving yourself a pat on the back. It boosts your mood and motivation. It’s a way of recognizing your hard work and success, making your workday more positive. So, even though work can be fast and stressful, these simple tricks are like your secret weapons. They help you manage stress and become a superhero at work!
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This article was first published on 16th January 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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