Habits that generate stress in the workplace.
Every workplace generates a certain amount of stress. However, chronic stress isn’t natural in any situation. As we all know, stress can have a detrimental effect on our mental and physical health, from insomnia to heart conditions. Unfortunately, many of us are prone to making bad habits in the workplace and causing ourselves more stress in the long run.
Bad habit: Negative thinking
If you focus on the downside of every situation and interaction, you’ll find yourself drained of energy and motivation. Try to think positively about your work, avoid negative co-workers, and find pride in small accomplishments.
Bad habit: Not saying ‘no’
Do you take on more work because a co-worker asked you to – even though you’re already overloaded? Although you may not want to disappoint any colleagues, taking on too much work can hinder your health and productivity. Don’t take on more work that you cannot handle, even if that means saying no to a co-worker.
Bad habit: Sacrificing downtime
It’s natural to work for longer when you have more on your plate in order to get everything done. However, over time, this can do more harm than good. You may benefit from stepping away from your desk, even if it just for a walk around the building. When you return, you’ll feel energized and ready to work!
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