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Maximize Productivity in the Workplace: Three Ways to Reduce Stress

Combat stress to increase productivity in the workplace

Try these three methods to combat stress and increase your productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

When we are stressed, everything seems to be a massive task and our productivity in the workplace suffers. It is very easy to overestimate the amount of work that we have to do, and panic about whether or not we can complete the job in time. We get into a vicious circle, with the result that we don’t get anything done. Clearly, this is an undesirable situation. If you feel as though the stresses of work are getting to be too much, consider these three ways to relax yourself.


It sounds simple, but the best thing you can do is concentrate on your breathing; breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Focusing on your breathing will take your mind off the task and allow you to reassess what you have to do, and you will feel far more relaxed. Regulate your breathing for a few minutes and you will soon be able to put things back into perspective.


When we bottle up our stresses, they become increasingly difficult to deal with. Our productivity in the workplace suffers and that can make us feel even more stressed. Sometimes, we just need to let it all out and talk to somebody. Search out the counselor within your workplace or, if there isn’t one, a close friend to have a chat with. You will hopefully find that the weight on your shoulders is lifted and will be able to focus on your work once again.


We often get into a little bubble when we are working, and within the bubble, everything seems to be hyper-pressured. Pop the bubble and go for a walk. Whether you wander to get a coffee, or have a stroll around the block, you will find that the break from your workstation will do you a world of good.

Don’t allow yourself to be overcome by the stresses of work; breathe, talk and walk your way to a more state of mind where you can regain your productivity in the workplace.

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Coping with Stress without a Workplace Wellness Program

Workplace wellness programs can help with stress but sometimes it's okay to just let it sink in. After wallowing for a while, there's a feeling of release.

Workplace wellness programs can help with stress but sometimes it’s okay to just let it sink in. After wallowing for a while, there’s a feeling of release.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

Workplace wellness programs are usually offered by employers so that their employees can cope with the stress of work or have a healthier life. Sometimes, the programs offered aren’t enough or you just don’t have the time for it. What options does that leave? Workplace wellness programs are helpful, but employees don’t have to depend on them to stabilize their life.

Help From Other People

If the programs aren’t your thing, the next best choice is to get help from someone else. Your co-workers are nearby so just give them a visit. It’s relieving when you get things off your chest and even more so, when the person you tell your problems to is sympathetic; they work there as well. If you’re not close with your co-workers, try your employer. Your employer understands the effects that work has on a person and how stressful it can be. In fact, your employer has probably been in your shoes for years before he got a promotion. A plus is that he might even give you advice on how to manage stress. What if you don’t feel comfortable talking about your problems with anyone at work? Try your friends and family; they may not be able to relate quite as well, but they’ll comfort you.

Coping by Yourself

It’s a painful experience to do it by yourself, but stress is from the mind, after all. Think to yourself and reflect on your life, persuade your mind to believe that life isn’t so bad and work isn’t so hard. Take a huge breath and let the bad thoughts slip away as you relax. If you really need to, you can cry. Crying is like a way of letting the pain go and you’ll feel lighter afterwards.

At the end of the day, life still goes on. You have to go back to work the next day and it’ll be the same stuff over again. But somehow, giving yourself some time to wallow in the pain and stress made you feel better. Perhaps you’ll give the workplace wellness programs at work a try.

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