De-Stress for Work Success

If you’re frequently stressed, it’s important to identify what’s causing it and learn how to cope with it effectively.  It is estimated that 76% of working Americans feel that money and work are the leading cause of stress in their lives. Not only does this stress affect your performance in the workplace, but it can cause strained relationships at work and home. So how do you deal with it properly?

If you’re frequently stressed, it’s important to identify what’s causing it and learn how to cope with it effectively.  It is estimated that 76% of working Americans feel that money and work are the leading cause of stress in their lives. Not only does this stress affect your performance in the workplace, but it can cause strained relationships at work and home. So how do you deal with it properly?


Instead of...

Reacting to stressful situations in unhealthy ways.

Do this…

Take note of certain workplace situations that trigger stress. Write down your thoughts and feelings during these situations, and make a plan of how to deal with them in the future. It may sound silly, but finding the causes of your stress will help avoid over-eating, excessive caffeine intake, and fighting with those close to you, which are common ways people react to work-related stress. Take a walk, go to a yoga class, or make time for yourself to do something you enjoy.

Instead of…

Working overtime.

Do this…

Create rules for yourself and follow them. For example, create a rule that you won’t answer emails past a certain time. Establishing boundaries for yourself will allow you to take the time to enjoy life outside of work. It’s important for you to disconnect and recharge after a day’s work. The top method of managing high levels of stress at work for both men and women is to sleep more--which is something you won’t be getting if you’re working overtime.

Instead of…

Keeping your emotions bottled up.

Do this…

Establish a support system. Talk with your friends and family about the stress you’re experiencing. If the situation isn’t improving, talk with your supervisor. Fewer than half of employees have spoken with their superior about work-related stress. Your employer may have resources for you to reduce your stress and should work with you so that you can perform well at work again.


Remember, a healthy work environment is imperative for a business's success. Here at Imagine Media, we value each teammate's happiness and success. Do you have any helpful tips to de-stress? Share them below!

Story by: Anna Grady Wilson