February 17, 2016 Erin Hall

Resources to Manage Workplace Stress

We all need a little help managing our daily stress at work. We’ve compiled this list of online resources and articles to get you through the day.

Each link is packed full of great ideas and insight into making workplace stress a little easier to handle.

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8 Best Resources for
Stress Management at Work


5 Daily Rituals to Manage Work Stress | Forbes

This list provides solid tips and ideas for getting the workday started without stress. It all boils down to making an effort to create time and space to breathe, focus, and plan your next move. Great advice for anyone.

Related: 5 Steps to Increase Employee Happiness

Coping with Stress: Workplace Tips | Mayo Clinic

This article suggests recording details about the times that you feel stress. Once you can figure out what specific things are triggering your stress you can address them. Time management, self-care, and seeking help are all addressed in this article.

Stress at Work | HelpGuide.Org

This is an excellent resource with lots of great insight into workplace stress — its causes, its effects and ways to manage it. There are ideas to reduce work stress like leaving the house 10-15 minutes early in the morning so you’re not in a constant state of rushing around. Also, resisting the need for perfection can have a great effect on your work experience. This is a great resource for employees and managers alike.

Related: 7 Problems that Employee Stress Management Programs Solve


Coping With Stress at Work | American Psychological Association

A simple resource with a list of common causes of workplace stress, as well as their effects. This article also provides 7 key steps to take to handle work stress. Some great ideas include tracking what stresses you out at work and your response to the stress, working on personal boundaries, and talking to a supervisor.

Related: The New Employee Stress Relief: Financial Wellness Programs at Work


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Best Workplace Stress Relievers | Forbes

Another resource from Forbes, this article includes some discussion on why employers don’t pay attention to workplace stress. From there, we get real-world ideas on what some companies are doing — including yoga in the workplace. It’s also important to track your body’s natural rhythms, like when you feel most focused and when your energy tends to lag. Use that information to structure your workday as much as you can.


How to Have the Perfect Work Day | Huffington Post

Though not specifically about stress, this is a great resource to manage your workday. Presented in an infographic, this information covers “the perfect day” at work, from waking up in the morning, exercising, working, when to take breaks and how to end your day.

Related: The Anatomy of a Better Workday Break


7 Apps and Programs That Will Reduce Office Stress | Entrepreneur

If used effectively, technology can be a great tool to help reduce your stress. This article covers everything from communication apps that will save you time to meditation apps that will leave you feeling refreshed.


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Stress in the Workplace | Skills You Need

This brief guide offers a great overview of the problems of workplace stress.

Calling on the guidance of the UK’s Health & Safety Executive, there’s a list of 6 work areas that should be regularly assessed to ensure workers aren’t overwhelmed.

Related: 5 Affordable Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

21 Stress-Relieving Activities at Work | Hrtwarming

There’s something for everyone on this list of great ideas. In addition to suggesting massages at work, there are the tried-and-true ideas like making sure to eat a good breakfast and going for walks when you can.  There are also two short videos with easy stretches to do at work.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in February 2016. It has been updated to reflect accuracy and correctness.

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