How to make your work stress-free

We live to work. The world operates like without work, we cannot make ends meet. But at times people get stressed up while doing their work, leading to stress-related diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, peptic ulcer, among others.

We live to work. The world operates like without work, we cannot make ends meet. But at times people get stressed up while doing their work, leading to stress-related diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, peptic ulcer, among others.

Physical and mental health of a person is closely linked to one another and deeply influences one another. Therefore, one needs to learn how to keep him or herself stress free and healthy at work.

An organised routine keeps an one healthy and enables them to maintain work schedule and meet deadlines.  A disorganised person, on the other hand, might sleep till late. They wake up, rush about madly and reach office late, probably forgetting some important papers in the mayhem.

This generates stress, impairs performance and causes disturbed sleep. This confused syndrome is then repeated. Over time, such a person develops stress-related problems. 

Every work place has many people working together. Working in an institution should be like a team, therefore, one should try to adjust and mesh with colleagues. Learn to see the positive things in them. Soon you will find that you are fond of everyone and they also like you. If one adopts this attitude, the office will become a happier place and there would be no reason for mental tension or stress of any kind. 

Meetings are yet another source of mental tension for some. People tend to become tense before a meeting. If possible, one can relax for about 10 minutes before a meeting.

Another big cause of mental stress in offices is not getting the recognition one desires. One might work hard, but find that they are not getting the raise they wish for or due credit. It is best to do your duty and forget the rest. Sometime later in life, you will surely be rewarded for the good work.

It is important to love and enjoy your job to keep yourself relaxed. It is common that people join a particular job which is not to their liking and all the time they consider it as a big burden. As a result they are always under stress. This causes health problems and impairs their work efficiency.

Instead of feeling depressed and sick and spoiling one’s health and happiness due to the job, it would be much better if the person enjoys it. One can search another job with a calm mind and if determined, there will definitely be a positive change. Until that time, if one works in a relaxed way, they will feel more satisfied and the job will cease to feel like a burden. 

Try to keep work stress-free. It keeps one physically and mentally healthy, improves working efficiency and harvests rewards in terms of betterment of personality and reputation.

Dr Rachna Pande is a specialist in internal medicine

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