Stressed Out At Work

On March 29, 2011, in Career Advice, Hot Topics, Success on the Job, Work/Life Balance, by Randstad Staffing

Feeling stressed? You’re not the only one. According to a recent study, nearly one out of three workers is experiencing extreme stress.

It’s no wonder given the current economic situation, and some of the personal experiences that some individuals  faced during the past two years. Fear about keeping a job, concern if a spouse or partner lost a job, increased costs of everything from food to gas to medical bills.

Stress is a common ailment but it can be helped. If you feel like you are experiencing the signs of anxiety, tension and pressure, consider these tips to help relieve it:

  • Treat yourself to a massage. Good for mind, body and spirit, your stress will melt away. A little pricey? No problem. Check out if there are massage therapy schools near you. Often times, students give massages at a significant discount.
  • Discover a hobby. Take your mind off things by indulging in a hobby. The distraction can help you relax and relieve tension, and give you enjoyment.
  • Indulge in a little “me time”. There’s nothing wrong with solitude, and sometimes that’s all it takes to decompress and let stress go.  Read a book, go for a walk, or take a warm bath or shower to let go of stressful feelings.

Stress can interrupt sleep, become a distraction from work, or worse, make you sick. There are a number of ways to find stress relief, and it’s important to find the one that works best for you.