Stress affects millions of people every single day. We feel stressed when there is pressure put on us, whether in our personal lives or at work.

Stress is a physical and emotional response to things that make us feel threatenedor overwhelmed. Some symptoms of stress include headache, depression, insomnia, dizziness, and even neck and back or muscle aches. . For those dealing with stress, it can have a snowball effect that also has an impact on our loved ones. The key to coping with stress is to learn the signs of it and how to deal with it in the most effective way so that you can continue to function normally and be able to live a healthier lifestyles. People dealing with work-related stress, there are ways to manage and cope with it.

Recognizing Stress

If you’re feeling stressed out, you might recognize these signs and symptoms:

Feelings of anger, irritation, being rushed.
Frequent headaches, neck or back aches.
Worrying constantly.

Forgetting things more frequently
Getting a cold or sick more frequently
Chest pains
Racing thoughts

Inability to concentrate
Overwhelmed, resulting in a desire to be isolated from others
Lack of sleep

Bad habits like drinking or smoking

Nervous habits such as nail-biting

Stress Management Strategies

There are ways that people can better manage their stress. Remember everyone handles their stress differently. Understanding when we feel stressed, we can quickly recognize it and then deal with it in a more effective way.

At work, stress can become a serious problem, causing more stress at home. It sometimes creates a snowball effect. It is important to learn how to cope with and handle stress as we feel so that it will not effect all our surroundings.

Here are some suggestions you can do at work to better manage stress:

  1. Plan ahead, learn to prioritize tasks
  2. Talk to someone (friends or family) about your stress
  3. Eat a healthy diet
  4. Try tonget and 8 hour sleep night
  5. Take leave, if you feel that the stress is getting to be too much
  6. Get enough exercise
  7. Avoid using drugs and alcohol

Everyone has stress and everybody deals with it differently, use the suggestion above to make sure you managing stress and making healthy decisions.