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Stress Management

The effects of stress can range from mild anxiety, boredom or fatigue to depression, aches, uncontrolled rage, and paranoia. There are a variety of tips and techniques that can help reduce both overall stress levels and workplace stress. Learning to recognize the warning signs while the stress level is manageable will help an employee remain in control, and get through the work day happier, healthier, and more able to cope.

Resources & Tips

Laughter Is Good Medicine

  • Text a laughing emoji or a joke to a coworker and see what auto-correct does with it
  • Try a tongue twister
  • Watch a funny movie, even if it is just a few minutes during a break

Smiling Bale of Straw

Relax

Exercise It Out

  • Take the stairs instead
  • Schedule a department group walk
  • Dance it out – try a mix of current music and "oldies"
  • Make a staff meeting a walking meeting
  • Put a reminder in Outlook to take breaks and stretch
  • Enjoy a hands-on session at the Urban Farm

Other Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress