10 Strategies To Cope With Overwhelming Stress At Work

HEALTH  |  October 03, 2017
  • Take on challenges head on
    1 / 10 Take on challenges head on

    Instead of seeing these new tasks as added work and stress out unnecessarily about it, calm down and approach all tasks head on.

    Take a moment to sit down and think through what’s required of you.

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  • Remember your core values
    2 / 10 Remember your core values

    Every time you’re feeling stressed and worked up, reconsider your core values and remember what you stand for. It’ll help you realign your vision and remind you of the most important things that you need to consider.

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  • Always ask questions
    3 / 10 Always ask questions

    Always seek clarification whenever you’re stressed out or overthinking, it helps you see things much more clearly.

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  • Make realistic promises
    4 / 10 Make realistic promises

    Not only will you be able to meet expectations better, the workload will seem a little more approachable.

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  • Don't hold on to resentment
    5 / 10 Don't hold on to resentment

    We all have that one colleague who likes to push our buttons and make things a little harder than they need to be. But it’s important to let go instead of letting it rule your life.

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  • Delegate work
    6 / 10 Delegate work

    Let’s be honest, to a certain degree, all of us are perfectionists and we all tend to think that if we want to get something done, we should do it ourselves.

    However, whenever you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, make it a point to delegate work so you have more time on your hands.

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  • Don't worry about what you can't control
    7 / 10 Don't worry about what you can't control

    We know it’s always easy to think overthink and think too much about the consequences of things that happen around you. 

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  • Don't compare yourself to others
    8 / 10 Don't compare yourself to others

    Growing up means acknowledging that there are always going to be people better than you are but you will always be you and only you will have the strengths you have.

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  • Don't always aim for perfection
    9 / 10 Don't always aim for perfection

    Having a list of things to do can help with this. Seeing the things you need to do first on your list can help you focus on things that need to be done first.

    (Also Read: 9 Ways to Calm Down If You’re Super Stressed At Work)

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  • Always stay positive
    10 / 10 Always stay positive

    It’s easy to fall into the trap of negative thinking but doing so will only stress you out further and leave you feeling much more emotionally tired than you need to be.

    So, whenever you’re given a difficult task that needs undertaking, make it a point to see things as positively as possible. It’ll help you declutter your mind and make life seem less complicated. 

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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