How to Take Care of Stressful Workdays

Work Stress

The corporate world can be a very stressful place. While there are days that start pleasant, most of the days you are just rushing through the hustle and bustle, just to meet the profound deadline. And then there are days when you’ve just had enough and nothing can make you feel better.

From getting late in the morning, to your head aches or crashing computers to missing the deadline – sometimes the workplace just seems like the Satan’s house and your boss, the Satan himself who has taken the micromanaging to a whole new level.

So what do you do on such days of distress? Let us check with a list of things you could keep in mind that might help you reset your reactions to stress:

  • It is important for you to make a priority list when it comes to work related tasks. What is important right now and what can be done later. Sometimes we tend to get caught up in the minor jobs, and the bigger job gets delayed, which adds to our workload and further to our stress.
  • It is important to have a healthy relationship with your supervisor or boss. You can improve your communication by avoiding being vague and being more specific, especially when you are discussing work. You have to be clear and concise to avoid any misunderstandings that will increase your workload. If you are having a bad day, it is better to stay out your boss’s way completely. Always be punctual and don’t be too verbose. Keep your conversations brief and professional. Emails are always a better mode of communication to give away updates to your boss.
  • Please stay away from office politics. Don’t be involved in any bitching sessions – these kinds of things only decrease your productivity. You are not in high school anymore, so don’t let all the drama drag you into the mud unnecessarily.
  • It is important to have a proper, healthy work-life balance. If you feel your work issues are affecting your personal life, it is always okay to take some time off to relax yourself. You can ask your supervisor to shift your duties to another time.
  • If you are sick, please stay at home till you get better. Nothing is worth more than your health. If you feel you fall sick way too often, you can carry a little healthcare kit to work to take care of emergencies.


Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.