After scrambling to get the kids fed and off to school, dodging traffic and combating road rage,  and gulping down coffee in lieu of a healthy breakfast, many people  arrive to work already stressed. This makes them more reactive to stress  in the workplace.  

Start Your Day off Right

A factor known to contribute to job burnout is unclear requirements for employees. If you don’t know exactly what  is expected of you.

Be Clear on Requirements  

Interpersonal conflict takes a toll on your physical and emotional health. Conflict among  co-workers can be difficult to escape, so it’s a good idea to avoid  conflict at work as much as you can.  

Stay Away From Conflict

Even if you’re a naturally disorganized person, planning ahead to stay organized can greatly decrease your stress at work 

Stay Organized 

Another surprising stressor at work is physical discomfort, often  related to where you perform most of your daily tasks (such as your  desk).  

Be Comfortable  

There is a certain "frazzled" feeling that comes from splitting your  focus and it doesn’t work well for most people. Instead of multitasking  to stay on top of your tasks, try another cognitive strategy like chunking.  

Forget Multitasking

Many people feel the ill effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle. You can combat the physical and mental effects of work stress by getting some exercise on your lunch break.  

Walk at Lunch