Personality is something that is beyond your physical appearance. Different kinds of people face different types of stress. In general, people involved in professional jobs face mental stress. Stress in them is a consequence of poor personality traits. Here is a list of some personality traits that enable you to overcome stress at work.
Being assertive – Assertive means being clear on your opinion about a particular task without hurting opinions of others. Most people struggle to express their ideas and they create confusion which leads to stress. If you don’t like an idea of your colleague or your boss, try to express it in a good manner.
Positive thinking – Positive thinking helps a person to think in the right manner, whereas negative thinking disables a person’s thinking capability and also eats away all the energy. Positive thinking will build good relationships with your colleagues.
Proper time management – This really works out in reducing stress. It is not the way you work matters, it is the way you organize the work that matters. Proper scheduling of work will decrease confusion and will allow you to work accordingly and finish it quickly. If you develop time management skills, you will be assigned more projects and it will create a positive opinion about you in the organization.
Frame your problems – Identify the areas where you are facing problems, give a structure to your problems. Start sorting out them by identifying and analysing reasons behind the problems and see to it whether they can be controlled or not. If they can be controlled, search for ways to solve it. Take help of people whom you can trust or take suggestions from superiors to resolve problems.
Try to create conflict free environment – Conflicts also increase stress. If you have quarrels with your colleagues for some issue, it will bother you and in this way it will increase your stress and does not allow you to concentrate on your work until it is resolved. People surrounded with conflicts are known to work less efficiently than those surrounded by pleasant environment.
Balance both sides of life – It is important to give equal priority to personal life along with professional life. If someone has bad personal life background, they always think of solutions to resolve those problems and cannot concentrate at work place properly.
Develop a habit of accepting reality – Most of us create a dream world around us and make ourselves weak to accept reality. In case of professionals, it is very crucial to develop a habit of accepting real things. For example, if someone points out any negative thing in your project, instead of arguing, try to listen and work on it. So that you don’t do the same mistake next time.
Add some humour to work – Try to enjoy your work irrespective of how tough it is. When you start enjoying your work, unknowingly you will get interested in doing it and you will also complete the work within less time.
Adopt the above mentioned personality development techniques to overcome job stress.