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How do you deal with stressful situations at work or in your life directly correlates to how much ease and joy you experience overall.

Whether you are stressed from incredible pressures, or you are finding yourself pouring every ounce of energy into completing a never ending to-do list or you find yourself shouldering all your team's work, mastering the art of staying calm can make or break your overall mood of the day.

This article will shed some light on some of the factors that cause the most stress at work - and also offer a meditation to increase that calm wherever you are.

What is YOUR Cause Of Stress At Work?

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Before jumping to the solution, identify what is causing your work stress, first.

According to the American Psychological Association there are the following most common causes of work stresses.

Which one relates to you the most?

  • Low salaries.
  • Excessive workloads.
  • Few opportunities for growth or advancement.
  • Work that isn't engaging or challenging.
  • Not having enough control over job-related decisions.
  • Conflicting demands or unclear performance

Below I will be discussing some causes of stress at work and how to handle it.

#01: Not Paid Enough (Calm even with Money Probs)

Low salaries can be a very stressful especially if you have a lot of bills to pay or a lot of people to support. Feeling stressed about it can increase anxiety, anger or strain relationships.

But remember to stay calm, letting stress get the better of you is only going to make matters worse.

So let's say you are working full time for a company and have a low salary, I would create a spreadsheet to budget and talk to my higher up to try and figure out if there's any way to get a promotion or move up to a higher paying position. I would research how much someone with my same qualifications and job makes as well

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#02: I Work Too Much

"I work too much!" Have you ever said this?

Working too much can be very dangerous to your health. They can lead to increase blood pressure, problems in your home life and accidents in the workplace. If you are feeling like your workload is too much I would suggest again communicate honestly with your boss.

Find out if there's a way to streamline your work, delegate your work, or find different ways to become more effective at doing it.

If all else fails - propose a plan for support so that you can communicate exactly what you need in order to deliver the results that your boss is asking you to, while asking for the exact resources.

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#03: Career Advancement (How to develop your career)

Feeling like your stuck and have no room to grow in your career can be extremely stressful.

Advancing in your career could lead to a pay increase and the chance to learn new skills.

If you feel stuck in your current position you could try to network within your current company for a new position, or try to find another position at another company.

The later would be a bit risky but stay calm! This could lead to more benefits and a better life. If you chose this path I would suggest networking, take advantage of sites liked LinkedIn to connect with people.

When using sites like LinkedIn and connecting with people, don't flat out ask for a job right away!

Message someone who works for a company you want to work for, and invite them for coffee or an informational interview. Once you meet them just pick their brain, ask how they got started, what advice they would give and at the end say thank you and ask "Is there anyone else you would recommend I connect with?" That way you don't flat out ask for a job but you are meeting with people who could get you a job.

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#04: Bored At Work? What to do!

Sometimes we might take a job just because its a job and we need income. However if we are not doing something that is fulfilling in our lives that could be stressful. Its difficult to take a job serious when you are not passionate about your work and are bored at work. If you feel a lull at work, your productivity will go down and your mood at home could be affected as well.

In order to combat this try switching up your work routine. According to Monster.com "This could be learning a new skill or activity, attending a professional networking event, or joining a work committee that’s outside of their job description." However if you really want to switch up your routine to combat the feeling of not being engaged you could try a Spiritual Meditation.

Meditation is a great way to find purpose and fulfillment at the workplace and just in general! In fact at the end of this blog I will give an example of a meditation to help you stay calm and find peace.

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#05: No Freedom at Work

I recently read an interview with Professor Cary Cooper of University of Manchester who talked about how no freedom at work or no control of job can lead to negative consequences on your health.

Professor Cooper said "Research over the last couple of decades has shown that people who feel they have no control, no autonomy over the job they do in the work place are likely to get a stress related illness. "

Professor Cooper went on to talk about how the current culture of jobs are changing, where in the past once you got a job you seemed to keep it for life.

However in today's job culture " jobs are just insecure, from shop floor to top floor. Whether you're a blue collar or a manager, jobs are no longer for life."

#06: Conflicting Demands From Your Boss

It's more common for nowadays for people to have multiple bosses and with this comes conflicting demands. You don't know who to listen to!

You might feel like its impossible to please all of them and that can be extremely stressful. However there is a way to not feel too stressed out.

If you have multiple bosses ask questions about who reports to who. There will be one "ultimate boss" if you will and you should try to please the ultimate boss first and worry about the others later. If you understand who has the most power you can work to try to listen to them the most because they can help your career the most.

SO! Now that we talked about workplace stress below is a meditation to help combat stress and help you feel more calm at work!

Meditation to Stay Calm

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Guided Morning Meditation - Calm

Even on vacation, I was doing meditations - to tune into the calmness of this beautiful town in the isle of skye, Scotland... You can also take advantage of calm places and "save as" it into your system by tuning in.

Follow along and feel that calmness here!!

Calmness does not need to be contingent upon where you are - on vacation or in your daily life. Relaxing the mind and body does not need to be limited to your surroundings - and this experienced can be felt via meditation.

In this short guided meditation for calmness I share with you some insights and experience on connecting with YOUR calm.

I do hope that you can get some value from it!

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