work related stress

@tamra2 (259)
United States
October 26, 2006 4:24pm CST
How do you handle it? What are some of the ways you cope? Do you ever want to wrap a fax machine around someone's head?
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11 responses
@farel1zg (181)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
27 Oct 06
now i work only privately, but still have stress situations. how i cope with it? hmm.. luckily dont have to be in direct contact with people, then communicating through email. while typing half of words and thoughts i put on side, and then i sound calm :) and then its possible to finish the job for which we are in contact.
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@tamra2 (259)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Oh lucky you! I work in a cube farm and am surrounded by people.
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@ramalot (295)
• India
4 Nov 06
Hi tamra When ever I feel stress I take plenty of water and some times move around for 5 to 10 minutes to canteen to have coffee or tea and in that i shall try to get relieved of stress.
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
13 Nov 06
When I worked in a call center at Baylor I used to get up and go to the bathroom when I needed a minute, and when I got there I would stop thinking, count to ten or twenty or whatever number necessary and then take a deep breath and reapproach the craziness. Good luck!
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• Hong Kong
11 Nov 06
I'd go out partying and have fun to relieve stress.Or listen to heavy weight music to calm myself down.
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@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
6 Dec 07
Hi, It depends upon the work I am doing I may take a take long breath hold for just few seconds and live it and think my tensions and stress are gone with the breath when I leave it out. A that time I just try to close my eyes also think that I am under water or pool. This what I do mostly when I in stress this I got from a discipline of Sri. Sri. Ravishankar the Art of living founder.
• South Africa
26 Dec 06
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• India
26 Dec 06
I try to shift my attention to my breath , watch my breath and become aware of myself without any effort .This really helps
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
26 Dec 06
my work related stress comes from my colleagues and employees and not from my boss or above authority. while i am very much satisfied with my boss and the respect is mutual, i just cannot get along with some of the employees who get on my head every now and then. i haven't really figured out any way out, but wat i generally do is to keep to myself and start reverse counting. on situations are graver this doesn't work and i get up, go to other departments or outside and look upto to the sky, breathe deeply and come back. i am the kind who cannot leave the professional baggage on workplace and come home relaxed. i problem being i carry all the hangovers to home. i have been struggling not to do that. hope things get better for me. thanx
@rugaray (29)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
that's funny, wrapping a fax machine around someone's head! What I do is listen to a relaxing music and close my eyes! Such a relief!
• United States
20 Dec 06
how to relive job stress. get a new job!!! :) or just go broke :)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I try to stay calm. But when that bucket gets full, I need to step into the break room and take a moment. Sometimes I take a deep breath or run into the bathroom. I run the cold water over my face. Or sometimes I ask another employee to take my place for a minute.