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How do you stop work stress affecting other areas of your life?

11 Answers
Last Updated: 08/23/2016 at 3:40am
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
January 22nd, 2015 10:25pm
Its all about management. Exercise and meditation helps a lot to cope with long work hours and manage yourself better.
hereToListen29
January 24th, 2015 9:52pm
Make a list of things to do to organize everything. Meditating regularly and keeping on track with work will lead to a healthy and happy life. :)
KathyTheHealer
May 19th, 2015 9:39am
You ask the wrong method. It's not how to "stop work stress from..." It's stress, of course it would affect every aspect of your life. Instead, ask "how to not have work stress" If there is no work stress, then it won't harm your life. Please don't say work has to have stress. If the work is unapproriate for you , it causes you stress. If the work is approriate for you, it gives you joy.
Peacefulmeditation
August 21st, 2015 9:36pm
Create barriers in your life. When you are at work focus only on work. At home focus only on you and your family. If you are on-call for work... try to only worry about that when you are actually called to work.
PoliteOcean
September 16th, 2015 12:36am
That can be difficult. Especially if you are in a high-stress job. Perhaps you have a department through your employer where you can talk to someone about your feelings. If don't, perhaps you could seek help through a healthcare provider, therapist or counselor.
Anonymous
December 7th, 2015 4:23pm
Don't think of your work outside your work place just keep your work in the office and then come home so you will be relieved don't think too much
PaperGhostie
December 14th, 2015 6:32pm
My favorite go to is either crocheting, coloring, or meditating. Simply relaxing to music or a video game helps me as well.
courteousSouth6438
December 15th, 2015 4:39pm
It depends on the job you do. For me listening music was helpful. If you have a job which is physically exhausting you might prefer watching TV, for me watching TV is a good method to distract myself from stress, worries or sadness. I also like cooking, but only if you job isn´t too exhausting, otherwise sleeping is also a good option.
Greatlistener87
March 22nd, 2016 3:52am
Always separate your work life from your personal life. This is most important as if you combine this two that's when life becomes messy.
JohnCena11
March 22nd, 2016 9:44pm
Separate your work life and personal life. I also recommend meditation and other stress management methods. Keep a journal of what's bugging you. It also doesn't hurt to put your best effort in working so you have something to be proud of when you go home.
Anonymous
August 23rd, 2016 3:40am
I'd tell myself to deal with things about work while I'm at work. I don't want my emotions related to work affect my love one or hurt their feelings without me noticing.