Trying to stay calm at work can be difficult. With people constantly asking of you, trying to get multiple things done, and having others around sometimes feels frustrating and like you just want to scream. However, there are many different ways to alleviate some of that stress during the work day, and when it comes to the work itself.
Setting Boundaries: By setting boundaries and letting others know about those boundaries, it will be harder for you to get in over your head. Others know what is expected of you, and you know that they can respect your work style and how much work is too much.
Creating a Calm Work Environment: You might not be able to control those around you; however, your desk space and work place doesn’t have to feel like a prison. By creating a calm working environment at your desk, whether it be adding a plant, keeping your favorite type of drink at your desk or in the fridge, or being able to play some music while you’re working, can create a better outlook to tackle projects.
Stop Demanding Perfection on the First Try: While striving for the best outcome is ideally everyone’s goal, doing it on the first try is very rare. Also, being perfect at everything, especially if you’re not in the right mindset, is very challenging. By being able to understand that the outcome of your work might not be perfect, especially on the first go, can be liberating. It’s okay not to be perfect when you’re not in the right mindset to even do average work, dealing with too much stress. By just trying, and then coming back to the task when you’re calmer and striving just to do your personal best.
The workplace can be frustrating at times, no matter how much you love your job. By trying to keep calm and collected, with these tips, your work can be better than ever!
By: Jacqueline Senecal- BE Marketing Intern