Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tips for Coping with Stress at Work, Pt. 2

man with three heads, stress, juggling life and work
In our last post, we discussed three ways to cope with stress at work without blowing a gasket. If you are taking anger management courses, or have been ordered by a judge to take them, it’s important that you learn some coping mechanisms to keep your anger at bay. One of the most important ways you can keep anger in check is to carefully manage stress. You can’t avoid it, but these tips can help you prevent it from building up and causing you mental and physical harm.
Make Time for Yourself
If you’re feeling burnt out, it’s because you aren’t taking enough time for yourself. You are pouring all of your energy into work and it is draining your nerves and reducing your ability to restrain your anger. When you are home, avoid looking at work emails. Don’t think about work, don’t talk about work, just enjoy your time at home. It is 100% okay to veg out a little if work is getting you too worked up. If it helps, turn off your smartphone and get involved in other activities like reading or watching your favorite movies.
Learn Relaxation Techniques
Learning how to meditate and perform breathing exercises when stressed can do wonders for your anger management issues. Whenever you feel stressed, take a deep breath and observe the situation as if from an outside perspective. Take a walk, or focusing on enjoying your meal rather than working straight through lunch. Learning how to relax while you are at work is a very important skill.
Speak with Your Supervisor
If you feel that you are having an especially difficult time managing stress at the office –speak to your supervisor. Your boss has an obligation to keep their employees productive, which means keeping them healthy. This is not to complain about the job; your supervisor can help you devise a plan for managing stress at the work place.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tips for Coping with Stress at Work, Pt. 1

stressed out woman
Work-related stress is practically unavoidable these days. Unfortunately, long-term stress can have severe impact on your physical and emotional health. If you struggle with anger management issues, it can be even more difficult for you. If you are currently taking online anger management courses through AIC. American Integrity Courses, or you have been recently ordered by a judge to take these course, these tips on dealing with workplace stress can be a great supplement.
Keep Track
Journaling can be a great stress-reliever by itself, but keeping track of the things that stress you out is important. Carefully observe which specific things are causing stress and anger responses and write them down. Go back to them later when you are feeling calm and try to determine how you can best deal with each stressor. Be as detailed as possible with your notes – where were you, who was involved, what was going on, and how did you react? This will help you identify patterns.
Develop Healthier Stress Responses
Once you know what is stressing you out, come up with healthier ways to deal with that stress. Exercise can be a great way to relieve stress. When you feel the anger coming on, take a quick walk around the office. Keeping a stress ball or other type of object that you can fidget with while you work can also help. One of the most important ways to keep stress down is to establish healthy sleep patterns.
Create Clear Boundaries
When work stress follows you home, it can create long-term mental and physical health problems. In today’s world, we are more connected than ever – which can make it difficult to separate work life and home life. It’s important to create clear boundaries between work and home. Use your vacation days, don’t check work email from home, and try to find hobbies that take your mind off of work when you’re not on the clock. This separation will help you recharge and perhaps you will go into work each day feeling a bit more optimistic.

In our next post, we’ll talk about three more healthy ways that you can cope with stress at the office.