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Last updated: 3 August 2021

How to De-Stress at Work

Workplace stress is something everyone experiences, it is practically inevitable. Whether you are worried about deadlines, quotas or just general pressure, there is always something worth stressing about.

And stress in and of itself it not the problem, in psychology there is a clear distinction between the good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). Eustress is a normal response that can even motivate you, accomplish day to day work and help companies thrive.

But too much stress can be incredibly harmful, and eustress can easily turn into destress. Destress can go as far as to create not only psychological but also physical symptoms. Headaches, depression, decreased concentration, insomnia and only a few of the long list of stress related problems.

Stress is also not only harmful to individuals, but it also has a negative impact on the workplace. Reportedly, the annual cost of missed work and stress related healthcare is 300 Billion dollars. An estimated 1 million workers miss work each day due to stress. Too much stress is also one of the leading causes of workplace related accidents. And there is also a connection between stress and loss of productivity. 

The best thing to do in that case is to remove yourself from the stressful environment. But of course you don’t want to lose your job, so just skipping work is not the answer. What you can do is create the least stressful working environment possible. It is nearly impossible to completely eliminate work stress, but you can learn how to manage it.

The key to keeping your stress at a healthy level is making sure you don’t get overwhelmed. Whether it is at home or at work, there are plenty of ways to de-stress, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right method for you. Especially in a busy work environment, it can be hard to find the time to de-stress yourself.

Here are 9 quick and easy ways to de-stress at work, which can help you within seconds.

How to de-stress at work

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