Coping with Workplace Stress

workplace stressThe American Psychological Association tells us that over 70 percent of all workers are negatively affected by workplace stress. Learning to control their workplace stress is one of the biggest reasons my San Diego clients come to use advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Do you have to deal with the symptoms of workplace stress, things like co-worker tension, uncompromising bosses and work place overload? Unless you’re exceptionally fortunate, you probably have deal with this type of workplace stress at least every once in a while, if not every day of your working life.

While workplace stress is a natural part of having a job, the problem is it can negatively affect your emotional and physical health.  

But if you learn to positively handle workplace stress, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll enjoy greater job satisfaction.

Since you spend so much of your life on the job it just makes sense to learn how to deal with the stress that accompanies it. Although coping with workplace stress can take time and effort, there’s no better time than today to get started on your journey to learning how to successfully handling stress and enjoying your job, day after day.

It will also help make a better environment for you and everyone you work with.

What Causes Your Stress?

There are both mental and emotional manifestations of stress. There are physical manifestations as well.  Recognizing these manifestations can help make it easier to understand how most of your stress is being generated.

Although knowing where you experience most of your stress won’t remove it, gaining an understanding of your stress triggers is a good start of finding successful ways of coping with stress.

Some common things that can trigger workplace stress are things like performance evaluations, deadlines, work overload and mandatory training that take away from the work you are responsible for. Other causes are office conflict and the fear of making mistakes.

Since these types of stress triggers are going to happen, learning how to cope with stress is even more important. That’s because this can help you let that stress go and feel good again.

Letting Go of Workplace Stress

Coping with stress positively is so important because if you don’t know how to handle stress it can cause you to unleash your stress by yelling, acting out, and verbally attacking others around you. This is never good and, if left unchecked can be fatal to your professional career.

The good news there is a couple of simple ways of coping with workplace stress that will allow you to relieve the tension you feel in a gentle and workplace acceptable manner.

Try These Two Simple Strategies for Coping with Workplace Stress

1. Practice Deep Breathing   

Deep breathing is an excellent method for coping with stress just about anywhere and anytime. Remembering to breathe deeply can calm you down, right in the moment.

When you practice deep breathing inhale slowly through your nose, and let the air fill up your abdomen, not your chest. After you feel that your lungs are full count to three and then exhale slowly through your mouth.

Do this a few times and you’ll feel calmer and a lot less stressed. Deep breathing works great for anxiety, too.

2. Squeeze a Squeeze Ball

Squeeze balls are small and lightweight, allowing you to bring them everywhere. They are designed to be squeezed in a tense meeting or anywhere else you begin to be affected with workplace stress.

Although you may feel a little silly using a squeeze ball at first, you’ll find them to be a great method for calming you down and coping with stress.

Coping With Stress Away From the Job

Just as what happens in Vegas needs to stay in Vegas, what happens at your office should stay there too. When you get home from a hard day at work, leave your workplace stress behind.

Find ways to help you avoid carrying it around with you as you go about the rest of your day. While this may be easier said than done there are some simple things you can do to decompress.

Some easy methods for coping with stress in general to consider include prayer, meditation, self hypnosis, yoga, exercises, chatting with friends or family, playing with your pet or anything else that takes your mind off of the things stressing you out and fills you with peace and calm.

Remember, unlike work, at home you have the ability to create the type of peaceful environment you want.

You Don’t Have to Go Home Frustrated and Angry

Coping and letting go of workplace stress as it happens will help you to avoid going around frustrated and angry. Coping with stress helps your relationships, your health, and your general feeling of well being.

You don’t have to turn to medication, drugs or alcohol to deal with stress. While there are many methods for coping with stress, just following these suggestions can be a good start.

If these methods don’t make life more bearable think about going to a qualified therapist or hypnotherapist. Getting help for coping with stress can permanently change your life for the better.

Use these methods for coping with your workplace stress every day.

Practice deep breathing or any other activity that calms you down and makes you feel better about yourself. You can learn to overcome the affects or workplace stress!

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnotherapy (hypnosis), Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior that can help you better cope with your workplace stress.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located inSan Diego,CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods of coping with workplace stress and building the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong for coping with workplace stress.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to relieve stress then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.