5 Ways to manage Workplace Stress

June 26, 2017

1. Reduce caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine pumps up the levels of adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone in the body. In small doses, it can increase alertness and concentration, but excess amounts can cause stress, disruption of sleep patterns, irritability, and fatigue.

2. Make a plan. And stick to it!

Schedule tasks for the week and follow the plan strictly. Commit to finishing a single task before moving on to the next one.

3. Communicate expectations clearly

Practice clear and open communication in meetings, emails, reports, and memos. Define expectations at the start and clear doubts at the earliest.

4. Take short breaks

Data shows that taking short breaks between tasks can refresh the brain and keep it focused.

5. Maintain timely eating and sleeping habits

Make sure you start each day after a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast. Timely meals and sound sleep can fuel a good productive day.

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