Thursday, August 9, 2012

5 Ways to De-Stress Your Current Job

How Do You Cope With Stress at Work?
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Look at Your Own Attitudes: While it might seem like the job itself is the culprit, experts suggest changing your attitudes and the way you adapt -- or don't adapt -- to job stressors. If you're confident in yourself and positive about the world and open to new solutions, you'll find it easier to be resilient to stressful situations.

Gain Control: Psychologists agree that when people experience less stress, they have some degree of control over their environment. Even if it's something as simple as making a list of tasks, you'll not only clear up the mental clutter, but also gain a sense of mastery and control over your job.

Get Physical: Physical occupations such as massage therapist are considered low stress largely because it's harder to build up stress-generated adrenalin when you're moving around.
Not only will you experience a decrease in stress-releasing chemicals like cortisol, but you may also get a fitness boost.

Track Your Accomplishments: A common denominator of many low-stress jobs is tangible results.

Join a Nanny Support Group: Getting together with other nannies and au pairs are a great way to find support and networking and mentoring help, as well as finding the tools to take some of the stress away on the job and off the job.

1 comment:

AuPairDebbie said...

I find getting out into the fresh air and walking each day with the kids (at the very least) is the best release of stress for me. Clears my head, gets my muscles working and tires out the kids in a great way.