Stress. It’s as much a part of our modern day office as paperclips, coffee runs and conference calls. Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress.
Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfil a challenging requirement. But when work related stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming - and harmful to both your physical and emotional health.
So, how do we start to tackle a problem that has so much sway over our well-being and overall health?
Good stress management in the workplace is critical. I recently read an article on how successful people handle toxic people by Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and president at TalentSmart. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and they’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. One of their greatest gifts is the ability to neutralise toxic people. Top performers have well-honed coping strategies that they employ to keep toxic people at bay-.
Think about your professional life, your work place, your colleagues and peers and how it all affects your personal life. Now think again, how do you deal with it? To deal with stress and challenging situations effectively you need a formula that will enable you to succeed.
Here are some helpful tips: