Oh Mondays, the notoriously unpopular and dreadful start of every week. The weekend is over, to-do lists are pending, and you're getting ready to start your morning commute. The sweetness of relaxing in your bed is fading and your chipper self is falling into a state of panic, stress, and anxiety.
Workplace stress is considered normal. However, excessive stress may negatively affect your productivity and personal health. The way you deal with stress at work can make a difference. Many people assume that they don't have any control over their work environment. Yes, you can't control everything at your workplace, but it doesn't mean you're powerless.
Stress management isn't a big deal if you keep your focus clear and think about the aspects that ARE in your control. If you are over occupied with work, then it might make your attitude stubborn or irritable. You can lose your confidence and your work will seem less rewarding. If you don't manage workplace stress at its initial stage, then it will ultimately result in bigger problems. Here are some simple time management tips to regain your control over difficult situations and handle work-related stress effectively.
At one point in time or another, we have all been in a position where we are sitting at work and moving at the speed of a turtle. It seems as if nothing is getting done and the projects keep falling farther and farther behind.
If you don't do something quick, you are never going to be able to catch up with all of the work you need to do.
In this week's edition of Well,This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed Eric's difficult workplace situation.
Eric recently discovered that the HR manager at his company is trash talking him, specifically to new hires. This is making it hard for him to work with the new employees and giving him a bad reputation. He's not sure how to go about addressing this since he can't go to HR.