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Did you know that half of us are concerned about the amount of stress in their lives? The American Psychological Association (APA) says that much of this stress comes from our jobs.

In fact, job pressure is the number one cause of stress in the United States. In fact, many of us are so stressed from work that we end up missing work—the annual costs to employers in stress-related healthcare. With a price tag of more than $300B each year in missed productivity, it’s important to know that there are many negative symptoms of stress, physically and mentally, such as headaches, insomnia, and upset stomach.

Stress can impact how you show empathy at the office, whether you’re working from home or back at headquarters post-pandemic. Stress and frustration are known empathy blockers, which can prevent you from building positive relationships with your spouse, children, or co-workers.

But, if you can learn healthy ways to manage your stress at work, you’ll not only be more productive but also happier overall. Stress doesn’t have to rule your life, there are numerous healthy ways to manage stress at work.

You can better manage stress by:

Getting adequate sleep (8 hours is king!)
Eating a healthy diet
Exercising at least 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week (shoot for 5)
Taking deep breaths
Prioritizing & organizing tasks
Smiling and laughing
Venting to friends and family
Taking more breaks
Learning to say no
Unplugging from technology
Spending time enjoying hobbies
Embracing mistakes

As adults, we spend a lot of our time at work managing communications for our business and platforms. These activities will help you manage your stress and enjoy a happier and healthier work life.

To take the stress out of voice and text messaging, take a deep breath and reach out to thinQ. We take the pain out of creating custom cloud communication solutions, lowering costs and offering U.S.-based support that’s here to help when you’re ready.