This Article On Workplace Stress Was Written And Published By Billy Stavridis
When it comes to Workplace Stress, there’s both good and bad news.
THE BAD NEWS: if your work stresses you out, know that you’re not alone. In 2013 a study showed that close to 83% of Americans experience stress about their jobs. This was an increase of 10% from a 2012 study. Low pay, high demand and unreasonable work load topped the list as well as annoying co-workers who added unnecessary stress. It is estimated by the W.H.O (World Health Organization) that workplace stress cost Americans approx. $300 Billion per year.
THE GOOD NEWS: you can manage your response to stress. Like many things, you must first understand to be aware of stress; most of us don’t really know exactly each and every time stress occurs because we’re so busy trying to resolve issues that we get consumed and lost in the battle. With stress awareness, you can then choose strategies which allow you to manage and handle the stress you face.
What Is Workplace Stress
WHAT IS WORKPLACE STRESS: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines job stress as: “The harmful, physical and emotional response that occurs when the requirement of the job does not match the capabilities, resources or the needs of the worker”.
Here are the five most common ways to reduce Workplace Stress:
Reacting to a “trigger situation” assess the conditions and causes that brought on the stress or anxiety in your specific situation. This helps you identify stress triggers so that you can become more aware of them earlier, remedy them more swiftly and prepare yourself to deal with them.
Developing awareness: Paying attention to the mental and physical signs and experiences that occur during stressful situations give you an opportunity to prepare and practice composure.
Stay in the Present: Dwelling in the past prevents you from moving forward and identifying clues in the present moment. Instead, turn your focus to a more present and positive reality to brainstorm solutions and overcome the problem at hand.
Learn to mediate: It calms the mind and increases focus and concentration. Mediations most always improve your mental agility and allows you to switch back and forth between tasks quickly, deliberately and with less distractions.
Last but not least Breathe: Simple, yet often overlooked and compromised by the anxiety that arises. A few deep breaths will oxygenate your brain and improve clarity, if necessary keep repeating this process in a steady rhythm to ground yourself further during the process as necessary. It is equally important to learn to relax in the experience.
By implementing and mastering these steps you will find that stress levels overtime can be lowered and even controlled. This can also be applied to our personal and family lives as well.
About The Author Of Workplace Stress: Billy Stavridis
Gustan Cho Associates would like to thank Billy Stavridis for this great article on Workplace Stress. Billy Stavridis is a professional writer for Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage And Real Estate Information Center and moderator for Lending Network USA . Billy Stavridis is a real estate investor and is an expert in all areas of real estate investing and mortgage lending. Billy Stavridis other areas of expertise is in the automotive industry as well as marketing. Billy Stavridis is a natural born leader and his passion of helping others is one of his many joys and goals in life. Billy loves to express his knowledge to help others by writing about his knowledge not just in his expertise in mortgage lending and real estate investments, but also likes to share his knowledge in his life experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. Billy Stavridis is in the process of studying for his federal NMLS national mortgage license and start helping borrowers get approved for mortgage loans and advice them on real estate investments and financial planning. Gustan Cho and his team of mortgage professionals are really looking forward in having Billy Stavridis join our growing close knit family. Stay tuned for more interesting blogs in the coming days and weeks. Again, Thank You Billy, for you sharing this great blog on Workplace Stress.