One of the biggest problems that a person can face in their work is stress. This occurs as a result of an imbalance between the demands of the environment (internal or external stressors) and the available resources of the subject. In this way, the elements to consider in the potentially stressful interaction are: situational variables (for example, a bad relationship with a superior in the workplace), individual variables of the subject that faces the situation (for example, social skills) available) and consequences of stress. Therefore, stress appears when certain demands are made to the individual, which has to respond but does not have the necessary resources to do so; then it is when the symptoms appear.
The list of symptoms of a person suffering from stress can be very extensive and varied:
– Lack of concentration
– Negative feelings
– Negative thoughts
– Sleep disorders
– Eating disorders
– Digestive pains …
There are many factors that can arouse a stress response; Any situation or condition that puts pressure on the individual in his work can cause a stress reaction. And sometimes, even if the situation is not objectively very stressful (for example, it may be overwhelming for one individual, but not for another), if an individual interprets this situation as a danger, or as a potential threat. , the stress reaction will arise. But there are certain factors that have been seen that are repeated in people who have suffered work stress such as overwork, lack of resources to do it, bad relationships with superiors or subordinates, lack of time to perform the tasks demanded, insecurity in employment, etc.
But what can we do to prevent this problem?
● Rest. It is important to have enough time to recover from a hard day’s work. Disconnecting and focusing on other types of pleasant activities will make you perform better the next day at your workplace.
● Maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking care of the diet and exercising regularly.
● A good communication with other members of your team will make the environment relaxed and we feel comfortable to express ourselves freely.
● Do not let problems go by: face them in a more active or passive way, analyzing what is best in each case.
● Practice relaxation with some assiduity in the moments when we are worse, dedicating some time to ourselves.
● Congratulate ourselves when we have done a task well. If we have done wrong to recognize that we have done wrong on this occasion, analyze our mistakes and correct them, without guilt, without negative thoughts about oneself.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
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