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Maintain a balance work life for employees

Over time, stress also weakens our immune systems, and makes us susceptible to a variety of ailments from colds to backaches to heart disease. The newest research shows that chronic stress can actually double our risk of having a heart attack. While we all need a certain amount of stress to spur us on and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in their jobs.

Here are a few practical steps we can all take to loosen the grip that stress has on us and win back the balance in our lives.

Read on and reap the benefits. At Work Set manageable goals each day. Being able to meet priorities helps us feel a sense of accomplishment and control.

The latest research shows that the more control we have over our work, the less stressed we get. So be realistic about workloads and deadlines. Ask for help when necessary.

Be efficient with your time at work. When we procrastinate, the task often grows in our minds until it seems insurmountable. So when you face a big project at work or home, start by dividing it into smaller tasks.

Complete the first one before moving on to the next. If you feel overwhelmed by routines that seem unnecessary, tell your boss.

The less time you spend doing busy work or procrastinating, the more time you can spend productively, or with friends or family. If you ask, they might allow you to work flexible hours or from home a day a week.

Research shows that employees who work flexible schedules are more productive and loyal to their employers.

Work Life Balance

Small breaks at work—or on any project—will help clear your head, and improve your ability to deal with stress and make good decisions when you jump back into the grind. Listen to your favorite music at work to foster concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and stimulate creativity.

Studies dating back more than 30 years show the benefits of music in everyday life, including lowered blood pressure. Be sure to wear headphones on the job, and then pump up the volume—and your productivity.

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In a tense situation, either rethink your strategy or stand your ground, calmly and rationally. Make allowances for other opinions, and compromise. Retreat before you lose control, and allow time for all involved to cool off. Give yourself a break. Allow yourself to be human and just do the best you can.

  1. Complete the first one before moving on to the next. Eat right, exercise and get adequate rest.
  2. Make allowances for other opinions, and compromise. While we all need a certain amount of stress to spur us on and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word.
  3. Make allowances for other opinions, and compromise. Treat your body right.
  4. Treat your body right.
  5. Chatting with friends and family can be important to your success at home—or at work—and can even improve your health.

Do you feel stressed when you just glance at your calendar? Chatting with friends and family can be important to your success at home—or at work—and can even improve your health.

  • So when you face a big project at work or home, start by dividing it into smaller tasks;
  • Make allowances for other opinions, and compromise;
  • So when you face a big project at work or home, start by dividing it into smaller tasks.

People with stronger support systems have more aggressive immune responses to illnesses than those who lack such support. Make time in your schedule for the gym or to take a walk during lunch—and have some fun! Treat your body right. Being in good shape physically increases your tolerance to stress and reduces sick days.

Eat right, exercise and get adequate rest. Get help if you need it. If you are persistently overwhelmed, it may be time to seek help from a mental health professional. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness—taking care of yourself is a sign of strength.