Work Anxiety and stress.

Work stress happens to just everyone who has a job at some point in their lives. Some people deal with work stress well, while others don’t have a clue about how to deal with stress at work. While you can’t always control what happens at work, you can control how you react and deal with things that could lead to potentially stressful situations. Here are a few tips that can help you tackle work-related stress and anxiety.

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Be specific about what needs to be done: Don’t generalize your workload with “I have so much to do.” Be specific. For example, “I have to finish creating a project proposal” is a lot clearer, giving you a tangible idea of what exactly needs to be done.

Be realistic about what you can handle: Before you commit to a deadline calculate how much other work you have and how possible it is to add on another task or project. Not submitting something on time is more likely to stress you out than if you were to set lower expectations from the outset.

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Practice time management: Once you know what needs to be done, make a to-do list and prioritize your work according to the working hours. Split up tasks into batches. If you feel the task at hand is overwhelming, complete it in batches.

Remind yourself why you took the job: There was a reason why you took your current job. Reflect on the things you like about your job and the benefits it’s brought to your life, this will keep you going amidst the storm.