Due to major changes like childbirth, environment, relationship challenges, hostile workers, unfair treatment, body change, and illness in the life of a career woman, can make her go through stress at work. The normal reaction to the stress causing changes can trigger a fight or a flight. When the woman’s body perceives a threat, it releases the stress hormones for whatever emergency action. So let’s take a closer look at some of the strategies for managing stress in the workplace for women.
Identifying the source of your chronic stress may be a significant challenge. You may be surprised by the number of stressors in your life. Worrying constantly about beating deadlines or procrastination can be a source of stress. Some stresses may occur at predictable times. Limit the time you spend with someone who causes you stress. Learn to say no whether at your place of work or at home. Well, if you are not in a position to change the stressors, at least changing your attitude will help out.
Avoid catching up about work-related issues just before you go to bed. If your stressor is the traffic jam, causing you anxiety and depression every morning, leave earlier than usual at least by 10-15 minutes.
Do you ever set aside time for leisure? The fact is your work and family will continue to be demanding because the bills keep piling every month. The foundation of stress management is to realize you are in control of your own life. If listening to NEWS brings anxiety and depression, turn the TV off. Support yourself with good nutrition and relevant exercises for your body and brain. Caffeine and other foods can adversely affect your mood because they contain chemical preservatives.
Playing hardball can damage your relationships with colleagues. You can employ the principle of a win-win situation. The result is usually of mutual respect. You carefully explore your position and that of the opposing person. Negotiating some form of compensation for the win-win position is one of the effective strategies for managing stress in the workplace.
Drop tasks that are not necessary. Working without creating time for leisure is a recipe for burnout. Strike a balance between work, family, solitude, and downtime and all kind of responsibility. Stress at work can affect your relationships with your children and spouse. Stress can make a woman lose sex drive. Talk to your family members to gain their support and empathy. You may need just a hug from the family members. If you feel, you have no one else to turn to build new friendships.
In summary, it may be clear or not where your stress at work is coming from. Once you figure out the source of stress, you can employ techniques to reduce or eliminate it altogether.