Job Stress

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You haven't been at work for more then twenty minutes and already your day is going down hill. Your phone is ringing off the hook. Papers piled on your desk , and now you have to attend a meeting. Day after day it is the same thing at your job and you have become highly stressed out. In my paper I am going to explain why job stress happens and ways that you can relieve it.

One type of stress is job stress. Job stress is when the stressors involved are work related. "NIOSH" the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health states, job stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. There are many things in life that cause stress and working a job is just one of them. Although it is one kind of stress it is a major factor in people's everyday life. The first thing that can cause is overwork. This includes working late, taking work home, and not taking vacation time. Some ways to cope with over working and taking home work are to prioritize your work for that week. Even though it seems like everything is due at once, chances are that's not the case. Figure out the hardest and most important tasks and put them first. This way most of your energy is focused on the most important thing. Then work your way down to the easiest task. If you know that you have a lot of work to do in a one week period try to schedule the greatest amount of work in the middle of the week. On Monday's people tend to be tired and Friday's people are anxious for the weekend to start. Also to minimize your chances of taking work home set goals and strive to achieve them. Assign an amount of work to each day of the week. This way you shoul...

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...lly and focus as the task you need to complete. Basic is it may sound it helps calm your mind and slow down your elevated heart rate. Not only try to relax but also look for a positive in every situation. Not all work assignments are going to be enjoyable. Instead of sitting at your desk and complaining, turn the situation into a positive experience. Challenge yourself to find something new in a routine task so you can attempt to avoid stressful situations.

The next time the pressures of work have you all stressed out, take some time to make a decision to not let the situation that is happening get the best of you. To help relieve the stress at your job calmly respond to each matter at hand individually. Concentrate on finish one assignment at a time instead of losing focus and juggling all of them at once. If you simplify your life the stress will slowly disappear.

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