Role of humor in reducing stress in the workplace.
We work in a fast paced, highly stressful work environment. Our field of work can get really stressful especially when you feel business deals falling apart. Being the real estate agent it is our duties to keep the deals together, or find a replacement. Stress can build up to a point where it becomes unmanageable, as stress reflects on our daily emotions.
There are some who would say, "there's good stress and then there's bad stress-. That's sort of like saying, "there are good heart attacks and then there are bad heart attacks-. .
Maybe there is some positive benefit to the stresses that will enhance our performance, but, for the most part, stress is a negative, keeping us from performing at peak levels, damaging our daily productivity, and decreasing the chances of our longevity. .
Many blame stress on external forces. "We are living in stressful times."" "This is a stressful job."" "My boss (husband, wife, co-worker, customer, client, kid, etc.) Is really stressing me out."" .
Others however, blame stress on internal forces. "I need to quit thinking about my problems, I'm just getting stressed out."" A death of a loved one can be very stressful. Feeling the pressure from your work is very stressful.
Is there a cure for stress? In my opinion no, there is no cure for stress. However, if you can develop ways to manage with stress, than you can use stress effectively to your advantage. Some examples of ways to manage with stress according to WEBMD:.
Become aware of your stressors and your emotional and physical reactions.
Recognize the things you can change.
Reduce the intensity of your emotional reactions to stress.
Learn to moderate your physical reactions to stress.
Build your physical reserves.
Maintain your emotional reserves.
Now these are all good ways to manage your stress. But, how can you immediately deal with your stress? It's easy; you can do that by being humorous.