Want less stress? Try these 4 tips!

Want less stress? Try these 4 tips!

via Entrepreneur.com by Jeff Boss

There’s nothing like stress that can turn your day upside down. On what seems like a productive morning, stress has a way of injecting itself into the company’s DNA — and therefore your schedule — and immediately sends the work meter plummeting into the red.

Stress impacts our decisions, willpower, mental acuity and physical and emotional health. To the extent that you can minimize stress not just in the workplace but in your life, the more effective you’ll be.

The next time the unexpected appears at your office door (or cubicle) try the following four mental methods to minimize its stress:

1. Reframe the stressor as a challenge.

Often, how we see the problem is the problem. Experiences, upbringing, values and culture all get thrown into one large pot known as you, and they forge your perspectives on reality. What is one person’s trash is another person’s trophy, so if you want to see worth where others see waste, ask yourself that very question: “How can I turn this challenge into an opportunity?”

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