Dealing with Bad Work Days

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:39 PM

Even at the best of jobs, on the best of days, work can be stressful. Deadlines, budget crunches, juggling multiple demands and work styles: some days things just run off the rails. The next time you have a lousy day at work, reflect on these tips and ensure that even the worst day at work is just a temporary blip.

Bad Day at Work? 10 Tips to Help You Make It Through: This article offers nuts and bolts tips such as not skipping breakfast and lunch (hello! No one can function, let alone remains stress-free on no food!) as well as big picture advice such as taking time to focus on what truly matters in life. Best tip? Asking for help when you need it.

How to Turn Around a Bad Day at Work:  Practical tips for rough days including a true gem: allow yourself be in a bad mood as long as you don't take it out on others. Other good ideas include taking a time-out: before you explode, or do and say something you might regret, take a walk, a long lunch break or just sit in a quiet conference room and regroup.

50 Tips for Surviving Your Worst Work Days:  A comprehensive list offering tips on managing stress, just saying "no" and avoiding negative people.

How do you deal with bad days at work? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.



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