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Manage Stress At Your Workplace

There has been increase in trend for work place stress related problem. This article shares some ideas of how one can and should manage the stress at workplace, and perhaps at home.

You are not alone if you feel stressed at work, or even at home. Thousands and millions out there are experiencing different level of stress while you are reading this article.

Everyone acknowledges the existence and inevitability of stress at the workplace, but how many of us really understand the extent of damage itís wreaking?

Employee falling sick, poor concentration at work, employee fearful of going to work, not putting in their best effort, all there cripple productivity. Some estimates put the loss of GDP due to stress in some developed nations at about 10%!

Managers (particularly human resource manager) have the duty to monitor stress levels in the workforce, identify the factors that cause stress, and take firm measures to reduce it. We can point to the following factors that consistently will increase stress at work

  1. Poor working conditions (e.g. work overload, long working hours, travel, noises, or even work underload),
  2. Lack of clear role in the company (e.g. expectations that were not clearly defined, conflicting priorities and responsibility for others),
  3. Poor relationships at work (e.g. low levels of trust and lack of support).

In order to reduce and prevent stress at work:

  1. Roles, responsibilities and expectations should be clearly defined and agreed.
  2. Employees should have genuine control over their work and be allowed an appropriate degree of self-management of workload.
  3. Employee should participate in planning and decision making
  4. Conducive working environment.
  5. Employees should be actively discouraged from working excessively long hours.

Although there are many ways of relieving stress outside the office, only a few techniques are suitable for use in the workplace. One method that can be used in a work environment is aromatherapy. Many essential oils are recognized for their stress-relieving effects, and can help aid concentration and focus, and improve productivity and mood. There are plenty of electric oil diffusers available that donít require any burning as candles are mostly not suitable to be used in workplace.

Try oil like lavender, rosemary and orange, all of them known to reduce anxiety, depression and fatigue, and aid clarity, balance, relaxation and rejuvenation.

There is also an increase in popularity of stress relieve by audio therapy which one can apply during break time. It was also proven to reduce anxiety and depression, and to achieve mind relaxation.

The above mentioned methods work not only at work place; one can easily apply it at homeFind Article, which is equally important.

You will learn more about audio therapy from the followng useful resources

Amazing Stress Relief Program

Mind Sync

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The author is an Engineer working in MNC and constantly exposed to high level of stress at workplace. He has discored the effective ways of stress management as what was mentioned in this article. This has not only helped to increase the productivity at work, it also help to improve the work life balance that he is now enjoying. You may find more about him in his blog

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