Top Accel5 Tips to Manage Work-related Stress

Learning & Development | February 12, 2018

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Work-related stress can negatively impact your performance. Find expert tips from Accel5 for stress management.

Are you feeling stressed at work? Are you always worried about your next deadline, presentation or project? Do you find that work-related stress negatively impacts other areas of your life?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you are not alone. According to studies, one in three Americans report being stressed on the job[1] and 51% of UK employees have admitted that work-related stress keeps them awake at night.[2] Stress is a serious issue that can cause irritability, anxiety and fatigue.[3]

Fortunately, there are a number of effective and easy stress management solutions for work-related stress. Find some of the top tips from EBSCO’s corporate learning tool Accel5, or download the free infographic to learn more.

Fortunately, there are a number of effective and easy stress management solutions for work-related stress.

  1. Use yoga or meditation to lower stress hormone levels
    Mindfulness, which can be practiced through meditation and yoga, helps to keep stress levels low. It is so effective that star athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan have used meditation to improve their performance and remain calm and focused during games.[4]

  2. Articulate your desired response
    ​Envision and plan positive responses to stressful situations in advance to change your mindset and become more relaxed.[5]
     
  3. Combat stress with rest
    ​Getting enough sleep each night is a critical step to staying focused and calm throughout the day. Put your mind to ease each night with the following steps:​​
     
    • ​Create wind-down rituals that start 45 minutes before bedtime.[6]
    • ​Write down any unfinished business from the day so the mind does not have to work on it during the night.
    • Work backwards from a wake-up time to a bedtime that covers eight hours, then go to bed at that same time every night.

To learn more about stress management, download the complimentary infographic, or request a free trial of EBSCO’s Accel5.

[1] Dasa, Pandit, and David Brendel. “Does Mindfulness Training Have Business Benefits?” EBSCO Industries, Inc., 1 Apr. 2017, www.accel-5.com/learn/article/does-mindfulness-training-have-business-benefits.
[2] Gresty, Hannah. “The Science of Stress.” EBSCO Industries, Inc., 1 May 2017, www.accel-5.com/learn/article/the-science-of-stress.
[3] Swart, Tara. Signs of Work Stress and How to Reduce It. Accel-5.com, EBSCO Industries, Inc. , www.accel-5.com/learn/video/signs-of-work-stress-and-how-to-reduce-it.
[4] Dasa, Pandit, and David Brendel. “Does Mindfulness Training Have Business Benefits?” EBSCO Industries, Inc., 1 Apr. 2017, www.accel-5.com/learn/article/does-mindfulness-training-have-business-benefits.
[5]  “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work.” EBSCO Industries, Inc., 4 Dec. 2014, www.accel-5.com/learn/article/hbr-guide-to-managing-stress-at-work
[6] “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work.” EBSCO Industries, Inc., 4 Dec. 2014, www.accel-5.com/learn/article/hbr-guide-to-managing-stress-at-work

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