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How to best deal with workplace stress

Lou Markstrom | July 31, 2017
Stress is part of our everyday lives. Our ability to deal with it, direct it or eliminate it will have a big impact our levels of effectiveness, wellbeing and satisfaction now and in their future.

4. Empathise

Have some compassion for yourself and don’t beat yourself up. Make sure you are looking at what is working and not just what is wrong.  Or is this one of those situations where we expend a great deal of energy on a concern about something that never happens or when it does afterwards you think “oh – that wasn’t so bad!

5. Smile

Alter your physical state and your mental and emotional state will follow.

6. Start Again

Restart the activity with a logical based, stress-free, calm and clear mind.

So next time you are feeling stressed, think “Stop,” take timeout to rethink, empathise with yourself and how you are feeling, smile and start again.

Lou Markstrom is the co-author of Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together, published by Wiley as part of its CIO series. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with over 35,000 people to create high performance organisations, teams and individuals.


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