Posted April 19, 2013 by Blake Meadows in Article

How to stay cheerful and unaffected by stress at work?

Cheerful young businesswoman with headache
Cheerful young businesswoman with headache

There is a saying that if you want to know what hell is then either marry someone you do not like or get into a job that you hate! On a serious note, discord and problems at workplace can make you feel disgusted. However, at your office you cannot expect every colleague or superior to think and feel the way you do. Here will be different types of people and some of them can be quite irksome to deal with. No matter which sector you are in or what you do, this is quite inevitable at workplace. However, you have to find ways to stay calm and happy despite these odds. A happy employee can be the most productive in nay office, trends show. There are a few strategies that will help you stay cheerful and unaffected by negativity and stress at workplace.

Try to introduce small elements during breaks or at off hours that can act as stress busters. It can be snacks for your tem or indoor games with colleagues who are close to you. These will help beat the stress and provide you relief from the boredom that may seep in from time to time.

Do not get involved in petty office politics. This is what happens in most of the workplaces nowadays, whether it is an IT firm or insurance company. However, an honest worker who is diligent at work and remains neutral about such activities wins in the long run. When some colleague lays bait for involvement in such matters, politely avoid it for your own good.

At every workplace, you can find a few men and women coworkers who gel with you better than others. You can form a friend circle with such colleagues and in long run, they can also become your personal friends. They can help you avoid mistakes a work or warn you about pitfalls.

Sometimes, you may feel infuriated at nasty colleagues who deliberately try to create problem for others. However, if you step in their trap and shout back or behave nastily, it will go gist you eventually. When you feel a certain colleague is trying to put you into problem or doing something to make you angry, do not let out the anger in nasty way. If possible, try discussing the issue with someone at senior level. If you perform your responsibilities properly at workplace and do not react to bait laid by such mean coworkers, at one point they will stop such activities.

You cannot expect everyone at the workplace to be efficient and productive on your level. There will be some people who will perform better while there will be a lot more who will grudge to do the bare minimum! However, you should ensure that you complete your specific assignments and responsibility in due time. Stop bothering about why some colleagues are not doing their work in time or similar minute nuances at workplace. This will keep you distracted from your work.

Try to be punctual at workplace and stay organized for efficiency. Before you leave workplace, make it a point to keep your desk clean and arrange things you will need next day in place. This not only makes your desk or cubicle appear neat but also helps you start work faster the next day. When you get things that you require daily in place, you feel like working with free mind.

It will be a good idea to make your work area look a little cheerful and different, depending on your office rules. For example, you can paste a poster with motivational messages or quotes at our desk or cubicle. Some people also obtain pleasure from favorite cartoon characters and quotes. If possible, you can keep some flower in a vase at your table from time to time. These will help you feel good and work attentively.

Make it a point to leave personal problems or stress at home when you leave for work. You may have a dispute with your spouse or others but do not let that incident affect your mood and productivity at office. As it is workload can be stressful enough and adding personal issues can take a toll on you.

Blake Meadows