Four Easy Ways To Cope With Stress On Your Job

Four Ways to Cope With Stress On The Job

Studies indicate the leading source of stress for adults is their jobs. Stress-producing situations contained in the workplace include losing your job, losing colleagues in downsizings, change brought about by mergers, and advances in technology.

You’ll manage stress well by understanding that change comes fast and you have to change with it. You can’t fight change, nor can you change change.

Here are four ways to successfully cope with stress caused by change in the workplace

First, roll with the punches so you don’t get socked.

Second, learn to manage your anger so you won’t do something stupid—like scream at someone.

Third, if an unkind remark or argument makes your blood pressure rise, lower it by walking away and chilling out for a few moments. After you feel the tension flow out of your body, you can put on your best phony smile and resume your discussion with whomever it was that made you feel like screaming.

Fourth, stop trying to run at full speed all the time or you’ll become a basket case. That’s the reason for taking coffee and lunch breaks. So take them.

There’s no way stress can debilitate you when you manage it. Remember, you are in control when you manage stress.

You might also enjoy reading this related article about six more stress-busters.

RANDY PLACE is author of Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. CLICK HERE for more information.

Copyright ©2016 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.