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Updated 01 November 2013

Dealing with work stress

Are deadlines, staff problems, production targets and other things keeping you awake at night?

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Are deadlines, staff problems, production targets and other things keeping you awake at night? This lifestyle may be unhealthy, but often we have to continue coping with the work stress that we have, because we rely on the income we earn.

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Make sure that your job description is clear so that you know exactly what your responsibilities are; don’t bring outside stressors into the workplace; don’t cause unnecessary stress by coming late, not making deadlines or being unprepared for presentations; limit your coffee and junk food intake at work – in the long run, these things actually add to your stress levels; don’t get involved in office politics – they very seldom have any positive spin-offs and take up valuable time and energy; if you feel you are being treated unfairly, do something about it by using the right channels; get exercise – it's a good stress reliever; and remember to approach your work day with a positive attitude – after all, you're spending most of your waking hours there.

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