Can You Handle Job Stress?

Can you handle job stress?

The dreaded result of having to grind through work. Yes, you do know what it is. Job Stress. It happens to all of us. Don’t worry. But it takes more than just willpower to fight this condition. Take this short quiz and find out if you’ve got what it takes to manage job stress.

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You have to submit a report this afternoon. What do you do?

A. Draft and pass your resignation letter
B. Scream in horror and run home
C. Carefully list down your priorities for the day, making sure to include and make time for that report

If you answered C, then imagine a round of applause! Setting a schedule is part of properly managing job stress. Seeing that tasks and responsibilities may pop here and then, even those not planned, it’ll be particularly helpful having a schedule of priorities. Also, by making sure and knowing when your deadlines to be met, you’ll also be giving yourself enough time in accomplishing everything.

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After a hard day at the office, you:

A. Draft and pass your resignation letter
B. Go to your favorite bar and try to forget everything with alcohol
C. Take up extracurricular activities (such as Sports) to let out that pesky stress

For those who answered B, you may want to consider taking another hobby. Sure, alcohol may have its benefits, but abuse of this substance may lead to disastrous and laborious medical conditions. Engaging yourself in sports can be an outlet to one’s stress. It’s healthy, builds rapport (for group sports, that is) and fun! Remember, having and being fun effectively takes stress away!

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You’re now doing your finishing touches in your work. Do you:

A. Draft and pass your resignation letter
B. Dread the fact that there’s more work after this
C. Feel accomplished for a job well done

For A, you may want to reconsider why you’re working in the first place. More often than not, individuals who see their work as a mere routine, end up having more job stress. Try to consider your career as something more than a job. It’s an opportunity for you to learn more – and be more! Make sure to acknowledge your accomplishments, no matter how small they may be.

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So, can you handle job stress? Have this quiz ready, in case you get the need to tackle that bleak condition. And as always, let that smile shine through! Hope you got Cs for this test!

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