5 Tips on Managing Work-Related Stress

Tight deadlines. Increased workload. Demanding bosses.

Are you drowning with responsibilities and feeling overwhelmed with the demands of your job?

If stress is already interfering with your emotional, physical, or mental health, here are 5 tips that can help you deal with work-related stress from Beyond Small Talk hosts.

  1. Plan ahead.

This may sound like a cliché, but one of the reasons why you are stressed may be poor time management.

Why not set a time to plan your weekly or monthly responsibilities, organizing your schedule, and listing down your priorities? This may be a tedious task, but you will eventually reap its fruits as it will save you from cramming.

  1. Seek mentoring.

Whether you work at home or in an office, it’s important to find a mentor who is experienced and knowledgeable in your field.

A mentor will help you handle stress, grow in your character, enhance your skills, and guide you to success.

  1. Simplify your life.

Learn to be content with what you have and cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

1 Timothy 6:6-9 NIV says, “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.”

  1. Reward yourself.

“Do not be afraid to give yourself rewards after doing a job for a period of time because it will help you keep moving and sustained, ” says Archie Dela Cruz.

It could be as simple as taking yourself out for lunch or watching a movie, something that you would enjoy but not bust up your budget.

  1. View your work as a ministry.

Wherever you are now is not an accident.

Serving God does not only happen inside the church but also in the workplace. God placed you there to be His salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) and His ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20).

You don’t have to deal with your problems alone, Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30 NIV, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Watch out for the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk every Saturday, 7 pm on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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