How about you Are you always right on 180 when things get a little more stressful or someone tells you something that doesn’t fit in your collar? Here you will learn what you can do about it!
Your boss left a stack of files there, the phone rings continuously and your work colleagues are annoyed because they need your help all the time. You could explode at any moment.
It is often such stressful situations as just mentioned that ensure that our inner balance is quickly over.advertising
If someone comes along in a conversation or discussion with arguments that do not correspond to your views, the calm can quickly be over.
Tips against stress at work
If we are confronted with new tasks for which we have not yet had any experience or if we fear that we will not be able to do everything within the specified time frame, we will quickly get into psychological stress. We feel inner tension. In most cases, this stress is unfounded, as our fears are often exaggerated on closer inspection.
In order to nip stress at work in the bud in the worst case, there are several approaches:
1.) Keep calm and take a deep breath. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out. Concentrate on your breathing alone so that your head is clear again.
2.) Make deaf. If you can, put some soothing music on your ears or use a few earplugs to shield yourself from any acoustic distraction. Believe me, it works wonders.
3.) Minimize flood of information. Make sure you don’t get distracted by your email program or your personal smartphone. Usually it is sufficient if you check it every 1-2 hours. If possible, also put the phone on mute and let the caller speak to your mailbox.
4.) Recharge your batteries. Walk outside for a few minutes or take a short nap. You will see that the world looks very different afterwards.
5.) Create a plan. Write down your tasks and arrange them according to their importance in a priority list. Then enter them in your daily or weekly schedule . This way you know exactly what you have to do and when and stay in control.
6.) Activate reward center. Imagine a small reward for completing small steps, e.g. a short coffee break or something sweet.
7.) Please smile. Make sure you always have a smile on your lips. You subconsciously create a better mood and it will be much easier for you to work.
8.) Seek compensation. Try to make sense of pent-up aggressions instead of reducing them at work. After work, run, chop wood, or do a good workout in the gym.
Extra tips against stress in discussions
Surely you know people like that who like to argue for their lives or who must always be right. Before you get upset or get drawn into a verbal argument, here are a few helpful tips:
1.) Don’t take it personally. Nobody is against you, the others are just for themselves, just like you, by the way. So let the other person’s opinion and don’t take it as an attack on yourself.
2.) Think first. It is not for nothing that the military has stipulated that a complaint cannot be filed until the following day. One should first “sleep one night over it”. Do the same. Before you react and stand up to the other one, give yourself a break or sleep over it for a night. In most cases, the topic has already become unimportant for you.
3.) Right. An effective method that many discussants and know-it-alls cannot cope with is if they are uncompromisingly right. Let them talk about whatever and then just say – with a slight undertone, too – “You’re right”.
4.) Remain objective and relaxed. Don’t get involved in an argument. Stay relaxed and calm, let any hostilities and attacks run off you and let your opponent let off steam. At some point he will lose interest when he rushes in front of you and you listen to him with a friendly grin on his lips.
5.) Pull the emergency brake. If all does not help, end the conversation by telling your conversation partner that you will not continue the conservation at this level.
Always keep in mind: getting upset really does not help you at all. Nothing will change the situation and you will usually not feel better afterwards. So without exception, try to eliminate the causes of your stress instead of sticking to the symptoms.
If our body is confronted with situations that it did not previously know or there are too many of them at once, we react with stress and we easily get angry.
Without exception, it never gets anything out of your skin, since we will survive the respective situation in most cases undamaged and we have no advantage in ticking.
You should counter stressful moments at work by shielding yourself from possible distractions and creating a positive mood. Planning and setting priorities creates additional serenity.
Verbal attacks and senseless discussions should be avoided by not referring everything to yourself and remaining calm and factual. Let the other person let off steam, just give him right and end the conversation if it gets too colorful for you.
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