Creating a Stress Free Work Environment

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 30, 2014)

While work can often have many different problems with it, these can almost always be summed up in one word: stress. Every little problem, project, or surprise can add just a little more stress to a person. After awhile, this stress can lead you to lower work productivity, problems with coworkers, and even cause you end up hating your job. However, by creating a stress free work environment will help you to limit these problems. Keep in mind that while it is possible to reduce the amount of stress in the office, it will be next to impossible to eliminate all of it.

  • Be aware of your limitations. One of the keys to creating a stress free work environment is to be aware of your limitations. You need to understand that you cannot do everything by yourself, and that you will often need help. Learn that you cannot continuously work around the clock, and that you will need to prioritize what needs to be done. Simply put, you will need to be aware that you are human, and that you cannot do everything.
  • Don't be afraid to say no. While no one likes to say no, there are times when it is a necessity. You have to learn how to set clear boundaries, and that you cannot always take on every new project that comes along. Many times we think that it will impress our bosses that we can do every job that comes along. Instead, focus on getting as many of the jobs done perfectly as you can, without overloading yourself.
  • Take a time out. Everyone needs a time out every now and again. While you are at work, take a time out during the day to recharge your batteries. The best time would be when you are going to lunch, actually get up and get away from your desk for a little bit, and take a break.
  • Leave work at work. An extension of the take a time out rule, is to learn how to leave your work at work. When you go home for the day, or the weekend, make sure that you leave behind your work. Do your best to keep your work life and home life separated. There may be an occasional time when you need to bring some work home, but do not make a habit of it. Use the prolonged time away from work to recharge your batteries, and prepare for the next day.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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