How to Manage Tech Stress

If you are struggling with an IT related or other time sensitive task at work, stressful outcomes can occur that affect your mental and physical health. Elevated heart rate, irritation at everything not just connected to your computer screen, rising insensitivity to pets and people. We’ve all experienced a feeling of helplessness when a tech issue arises while a deadline is looming that can make your situation feel worse and insurmountable.

Here are a few tips to overcoming a stressful work situation:

  1. Get up from your desk, and if able go outside and take a walk. This helps clear your head and allows your mind to go over the technical issue you are having.
  2. Talk to someone. Don’t hesitate to contact tech support – we are here to help! Also, sometimes just bouncing your problem off another colleague can give you a sense that you are not alone, multiple brains are always better than one.
  3. Practice self-care: take frequent breaks to get up and stretch your legs, practice proper nutrition, and make sure to stay hydrated. Taking care of your physical body can go a long way in stress resilience at work.
  4. Don’t get discouraged, you are not the first or last to be in a stressful work situation. As an old colleague used to say, “there always will be another problem”, we can choose how we respond to each of them.

Managing stress has become an important factor in todays modern workplace. Managing stress is not only important to your job performance but integral to your health. Don’t let your technical difficulties get the best of you, Myriad Information Technology Solutions team is here to help! Contact us today so we can provide you with solutions that can reduce your tech stress.