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Are You Overwhelmed at Work? Here’s how You Could Beat Stress

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If you want to stop your stress from becoming too much at work, then you first need to find out what is causing you to feel the way that you do. If you don't, then you may end up causing yourself more harm than good and this can have long-term consequences on your health.


Triggers

If you are feeling really overwhelmed at work, then you have to understand why you feel this way. Do you have too many things going on? Do you feel as though your responsibilities at times are just too much? Maybe you feel as though your boss is piling things on you and that you are just unable to think about anything else. Either way, you have to make sure that you get to the root of your problem so that you can begin to deal with it. Believe it or not, when you feel overwhelmed, this is actually a stress response. If you want to help yourself here then it's a good idea for you to keep a journal of your thoughts, feelings, actions and more. If you do, then this will help you to identify what is causing your worst reactions so that you can then begin to target them. You also need to take some time for yourself now and again. This could involve playing games at the casino Netbet or even watching a movie. All in all, it doesn't matter what you do, as long as you're focusing on something you enjoy.

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Don't Suffer in Silence

If you feel as though the amount of work that you have on right now is truly unmanageable then you need to speak to your boss. Sure, this can be daunting, but if you make a plan beforehand then this will really help you out. Revisit your job description right before the meeting and explain to your boss all of the tasks that you are involved in. You then need to explain how long they are taking you, and the resources that you're lacking as this is often the best way for you to get to the root of the issue.

Say No

The ability to say no is super important. If you are one of those people who say yes to everything then this isn't going to be doing you any favours. A lot of people struggle to say no because they feel as though if they do, they are going to be rejected and that they are lucky to even have the job they do. If this is the case, then you have to remember that you aren't going to help yourself with this attitude, and that if you do say no, then people might be more understanding when you say that you are overwhelmed.

Gain some Perspective

Changing the way that you think about your situation can also help you out quite a lot. Remember the most important things in your life and don't let yourself get carried away with the stress that you have.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.

-Sadsies

Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.



I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!



- The Armchair Psychologist

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