Strategies for Coping with Career Stress

Life and Executive Coaching Services MNLaurie Grengs, Career Coach and Life Coach, is uniquely qualified to help you maximize your professional performance and minimize your stress. As our world is more and more dominated by reliance on technology, and work performance is influenced by greater-than-ever emphasis on the bottom line, stress plays a more prominent role in our lives than perhaps ever before. Laurie Grengs has the training and insight and perspective to help you cope with the stress that sometimes feels omnipresent in the workplace.

Different Types of Stress

It can help to understand that there are two different kinds of stress: distress, which is most often equated with our common understanding of stress, working on us negatively; and eustress, which has more positive effects. Distress is experienced by the individual as that which depletes energy and causes the diminution of wellness; eustress, by contrast, pushes the individual to greater health, much like a good physical workout tires the body but ultimately has the potential to make it stronger.

The modern workplace has increasingly been associated with distress. And in that environment, we feel more and more disempowered to do anything about it. But  Laurie Grengs, specializing in Coon Rapids personal coaching provides a kind of personal coaching that helps us reset and rethink our approaches to responding to our workplace stress.

Here are some some simple solutions to encourage better responses to workplace stress:

  • Limit or eliminate eating lunch at your desk. Giving yourself breaks during the workday is necessary, and the easiest way to guarantee adequate break time is not combining your lunch break with work.
  • Organize your desk and organize your work. Simply being able to find what you need in the workplace can help save time and effort, which can reduce stress.
  • Get up and stretch. Your mind works better when your blood is flowing and you’re more energetic. Go for a short walk outside and move your limbs.
  • Take some deep breaths. Controlling your breathing has a direct impact on the body’s physical response to stress. The act of exhaling can help purge toxins from the body, which can help you feel better prepared for work challenges.

Changing approach to work with those simple actions can then be combined with more complex strategies, such as:

  • Thinking differently about your work. What you once might have considered problems can be thought of instead as challenges—puzzles to be solved.
  • Remember that most challenges at work are not life-or-death propositions.
  • Discuss the issues that are pressing on you with your boss.

To maximize these strategies, consider teaming up with Laurie Grengs to work on the specific and unique career stress you feel. Call (877) 572-2326 to set up an appointment.