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Doing Your Part to Manage Stress at Home and Work | CALM CUES, LLC

Read on for information on how to decrease stress in the workplace.

You know the feeling. One minute you're in a great mood, getting things done and feeling productive. The next thing you know, your stress levels are through the roof and it feels like nothing is going your way. It's easy to get overwhelmed by stress at home and work, but fortunately there are ways to deal with it. In this blog post, we'll look at some of the most common sources of stress and discuss strategies for managing them. Stay stress-free!

When we experience stress, our body goes into fight-or-flight mode. This triggers cause the release of cortisol, which can lead to a number of physical and mental changes. We may experience difficulty concentrating, experience changes in appetite, or find it hard to sleep. Our thoughts may race and we may feel on edge. Over time, chronic stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health. Poor stress management can lead to a host of problems, including anxiety, depression, and heart disease. It can also make it difficult to be our best selves at work or home. We may have trouble sleeping, which can make us tired and irritable. We may also struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships. If we're constantly under stress, we may find it hard to focus or be productive.

Stress at work can manifest in a variety of ways, from missed deadlines and poor communication to decreased productivity and increased irritability. If you're experiencing stress at work, it's important to have a conversation with your leaders about the challenges you're facing. Doing so can lead to practical changes in policies and procedures, the establishment of boundaries to improve relationships, and the use of company resources to help you manage your stressors. Company resources In short, communicating workplace challenges can lead to meaningful improvements in your job environment and help reduce your overall stress levels.

The key to managing stress is to identify the sources of stress in our lives and develop coping mechanisms that work for us. Taking time to write down stressors you are dealing with allows you to clear your head of recurring thoughts which most likely increases your anxiety. Being able to see the contents of what is increasing your anxiety will provide a visual aid of the stressors taking up space in your brain. Resolving the identified stressors may involve setting boundaries at home or work, communicating more effectively with loved ones, or developing plans of action to eliminate lingering stressors once and for all.

Discovering positive coping strategies to manage anxiety are specific to each person. Exercising, listening to music, meditating or journaling may serve as means to manage stress. Finding positive means to cope with anxiety and depressed mood may decrease the likelihood of resorting to unhealthy means of coping such as substance abuse, binge eating, procrastination or avoidance. When we learn to manage our stress, we can improve our overall wellbeing and function more effectively in all domains of our lives. Managing stress and worry will allow you to be a happier and more productive version of yourself!

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