Cooping with Stress
Many experts on handling stress advocate turning to traditional practice such as yoga or taiji, or leaning breathing techniques to restore calm. All these are excellent ways to de-stress. Choose one that suits you.
However in the work place, there are some practical steps you can take to handle stress:
Priorities your work and do what is urgent and important first.
Look at what can be delegated and remember always to delegate according to people's strengths, so that you are confident they can get the assigned task done.
Manage your time
There are many training programs on time management that you can sign up for to help you handle your time more effectively. Or, partner with a colleague who is good at time management and is willing to mentor you.
Being able to say "no"
This is difficult but sometimes you have to reject task diplomatically by making others aware that if something else has to be done, something else will fall off the cliff.
If someone seems to be undermining you, it is essential to seek clarification. Sit down with the other party and ask why there seems to be a problem. You might be surprised how wrong you were all along. On the other hand, if there are some issues that need to be resolved, you have made the first step in finding the solution.
Seek management’s help. Some managers think that more will get done by squeezing the lemon. They fail to understand that better team interaction will deliver better results.
Manage personal stress
Personal problems that brought to workplace will hinder you from working productively, just adds to your stress. Try to resolve it with pope techniques or seeing a counselor. You will be come to work with clear mind.