9 Tips To Tame Work Stress

July 1, 2014 12:08 PM

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Stress can help you perform better and work harder both in the workplace and elsewhere. But sometimes too much of even "good" stress can be overwhelming and lead to fantasies of curling into the fetal position under the desk, familiarizing co-workers with a specific finger or simply walking out the door forever. Let's not let it come to that. These tips will help you find calm, focus and even a little happiness during your most stressful workplace moments.

1. Switch tasks. "If you have the flexibility to do something else, get into a task that's going to take your attention away from whatever is frustrating you," says David Reiss, a psychiatrist based in San Diego. This can apply to co-workers, too. Put aside that exasperating email thread with Bob. T...

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