A very wise person once said that “it’s not the load which breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it”. This is a saying that all of us should imprint onto our minds. It is especially important for all those people who continuously stress about the amount of work they have pending and end up in a bad mood throughout the day.
The thing with stress is that it’s not all bad. Upto a certain extent, it gives you a rush and gets you moving. Things go wrong when the level of stress goes beyond what you can mentally handle because it will send you into a spiral.
Let us explore the major reasons behind workplace stress and how to deal with it:
Often, the biggest reason behind stress is the expectations we have from ourselves. We continuously try to impress everyone around us – our boss, our colleagues and the clients. Due to this, we feel the pressure to consistently deliver first-class results even when the conditions may not be in our favour. On the other hand, if we are able to lighten your emotional load and mentally convince ourself that we can handle the tasks, our productivity shall definitely get a boost.
Other reasons for stress include the fear of change and lack of career direction. Fear of change refers to the difficulties you face in adapting to any major developments which take place in your field of work – anything from integration of automation to a shift of responsibilities. Lack of Career direction refers to the fear that your career is not going anywhere and you might have hit a dead end.
The list can go on and on, including things such as strained relationships, overtime work and an unsuitable working environment. What we all need to realize is that being able to deal with stress is an important aptitude needed in anyone being considered for a leadership role. So this is something everyone should learn. At CoKarya, we believe in helping in all ways possible for us. We create break rooms and libraries because nothing is a better stressbuster than sipping on a good coffee while reading some fiction. Besides that, our team is always approachable in case you need some guidance or help so feel free to consult us regarding any difficulties you are facing.