This is a self-help guide to managing stress in a working environment which aims to show how anyone can deal with stress in a way which both suits them and which is appropriate to their circumstances. The book discusses ways of coping with stress and potential stressors by focusing on the two complimentary issues of attitude and skill. The reader is encouraged to examine and challenge his beliefs and develop new ways of thinking as well as dealing with such items as more efficient time management. The author gives general principles of staying healthy - work-related stress can lead to a range of physical and mental health problems but also deals with specifics such as time management, communication problems, difficulties in work roles and relationships.
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• work better to a deadline
• leave things to the last minute, then do them in a panic
• constantly feel in a rush
• feel full of dread at the thought of going to work
• often skip lunch
• stay late at the office, or take work home
• get tired, irritable and depressed
then you are suffering from stress. And if your way of dealing with it is to have another cup of coffee or reach for a cigarette, switch on the television or pour yourself a stiff drink you are making the problems worse.
This book offers original and varied ways of combating stress in the workplace. It will help you deal sensibly and practically with stress in a way that suits you and your working environment. You will discover your own stress triggers and look at resolving and easing stressful situations; you will learn how to relax, manage your time, and deal with problems before they deal you an ulcer.
'Coping with Stress at Work' is the perfect self-help guide for easing stressed-out people confidently and successfully through tough working days.About the Author:
Jacqueline M. Atkinson
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