Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Work-Related Stress Tips And More On Teen Jobs

Like a lot of us, it is really hard to go back to work after the 4th of July holiday. We had lots of fun eating, drinking, and popping fire works this past weekend. So it makes it that much harder to go back to work after all that stress relief. So when you are having a hard time getting back into the swing of things at work, here are some tips from Spherion Blog to remember.

Take time off - Getting away from the office and having a little "me time" is the best way to beat the stress blues. Some workers are concerned about taking time off during a tough economy, but taking a day or two for a long weekend may help relieve stress.

Make lists and check them twice - Keeping organized and staying on top of your tasks can help keep stress at bay. Feeling organized can help compartmentalize your responsibilities, relieving anxiety about what's on your plate at work.

Confide in someone - "Venting" frustrations can be a great stress reliever. Most people do not want to be seen as a complainer, but confiding in a close friend or relative can unburden your mental state of mind and is healthier than keeping it to yourself.

Decompress or indulge a hobby - All employees could use a little down time. When times are tough and stress becomes overwhelming, remember to take time to unwind. Work in the garden, read a book, meditate or just take a hot soak in the bath to help you decompress from a hard day at the office.

As you recall from last week's post, teens are having a hard time finding work this summer. Here is another article just to prove that Oregon is one of the toughest places for kids to find work. With the recession most businesses are just not hiring and any open positions seem to go to out of work adults.

So Portland, what tips do you have in relieving work related stress? And for those that can not find summer work, please let us know about your situation. Please leave all comment in the section below.

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