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Deep Breaths

If you already understand the title of my post without having to read my babble below, chances are that you’re having one of those days. You know what I’m talking about — the type of day where you are two seconds away from putting your head through your cubicle’s divider wall.

Of course, we never feel like that at Communispace; we’re a stress-free workplace — like all the other perfect businesses out there. I wondered, though, hypothetically speaking, if I were ever to be stressed at work, how I should cope. So I Googled “stress at work” in hopes of some expert advice.

According to helpguide.org, you can learn to manage stress by:

  • Taking responsibility for improving your physical and emotional well-being.
  • Avoiding pitfalls by identifying knee-jerk habits and negative attitudes that add to the stress you experience at work.
  • Learning better communication skills to ease and improve your relationships with management and coworkers.

Those ideas sound great and all, but what I really need is a treadmill or a punching bag and I’ll feel a lot better. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a violent person, but if I were ever to be stressed at work, all I’m looking for is a way to release. And “taking responsibility,” “avoiding pitfalls” and “learning better communication skills” just don’t seem like they would have the same effect.

Imagine suggesting those steps to these folks …

Here’s to letting loose. Happy Friday!

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