Do you feel stressful at work? Is your boss started to become too demanding? Did you take a job thinking it was going to be one way and is turning out to be something else entirely? Check, check, and check! Been there, done that.
Through out my experiences working at offices, I have dealt with my fair share of such experiences.
Here is a couple ways I dealt with it:
Developed Healthy Responses
I started to pay attention to my responses. In one job, I remember beating myself up. I tried so hard to meet my boss and co-worker’s expectations, until I realized whatever I did was not satisfying them.
My state of mind was linked to their approval of my work. I started to work on responding in a healthy way. I took what they said in consideration and let go of what I thought was not constructive. I also realized this was a job after all. Not my life.
Detach from What My Boss or Co-Workers Thought
I detached from what my boss or co-workers thought of me. I knew they had preconceived notions about me and I refused to let them get in the way of me doing my best work.
Did my Best and Stopped Over Thinking
I learned that I could only do my best at work. I was sincere about putting in the work, but I stopped caring what everyone else thought. I was giving my best and if they still weren’t satisfied, so be it.
Work is work. The moment the clock ticks five, your evenings belong to you. Don’t think about work after work! Relax and do things that interest you.
Looked for Other Opportunities
If your job becomes too much for you to handle, then look for opportunities. It’s not worth staying in a job you’re not happy with. There are plenty of other options to consider.
What are your tips on dealing with stress at work? Please share with me in the comments.