17 Strategies for Managing Stress When You Are Burning Out at Work

There is no question that our jobs are a significant source of stress in our lives. Even the best jobs can be frustrating, overwhelming, and sometimes dangerous. Although we can’t avoid stress in our lives altogether, no job is worth damaging our physical, mental, or emotional health.

Here are 17 strategies for effectively managing work-related stress that won’t break the bank and will make you happier at work!

Take a breather if you have the urge to yell at someone or scream at work. Just slowly breathe in and breathe out three times. Let the moment pass.

Keep Breathing

Think about how many breaks a cigarette smoker takes in a day. You’re allowed that too! Step outside and get some fresh air or walk around the block. Take a break during your lunch break. Even if it’s only 5 minutes, it’s worth it. A change of scenery and perspective will help you deal with managing stress.

Take Regular Breaks

Speak Up

You may doubt yourself, convinced that you’re just exaggerating and things aren’t so bad. It’ll get better if you just suck it up for a bit longer. Sure, you can wait it out, but do you need to? Or want to? Some situations will pass, but it’s time to speak up if you are genuinely stressed out (especially if this has been happening for a while).

You don’t have to go through everything alone. You can always confide in a family member or a close friend and share some of what you’re trying to sort out in your head. It can be helpful to get advice from different perspectives before determining the next steps you should take.

Turn to Your Loved Ones

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