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!