Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 12, 2005
More than 80 percent of working women are stressed out as a result of work related issues according to a new survey released by CareerWomen.com today. Women that responded to the poll revealed that most of their stress was a result of ineffective co-workers, too many unproductive meetings and difficult client or office situations.
ÂStress has a debilitating effect on productivity,Â said JillXan Donnelly, president of CareerWomen.com. ÂWith reduced staffs, higher expectations and slim margins, we are finding increased burnout and a decrease in job satisfaction. As a result, stress-coping strategies are a requirement for every working woman who wants to make a meaningful contribution to her company.Â
According to one respondent, ÂThe economic downturn required us to cut staff so we all had to pick up the slack. IÂm doing the job of two to three people, which means more travel, more clients, more meetings Â you get the picture. Try that with two kids, a husband, a houseÂ IÂm burnt out!Â
Women from across the U.S. responded with their tips on dealing with workplace stress. The top five tops include:
1) De-clutter your office: an unorganized office can make you feel more stressed.
2) Seize the weekend: Use your downtime to recharge, exercise and connect with family and friends.
3) More water, less caffeine: Keeping hydrated improves your sense of well-being and helps you to relax.
4) Get more sleep: Being well-rested helps with coping. Try to get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
5) Talk about your stress: Find a friend that can lend a supportive and sympathetic ear.
The Â5 Tips for De-Stressing Your CareerÂ as well as additional resources to enhance professional development and advance womenÂs careers including career development tools, career and employment news, professional associations and employment opportunities with some of the best women-friendly companies can be found at http://www.CareerWomen.com.
CareerWomen.com is the leading online career center by and for women. Tailored to the needs of todayÂs working women, CareerWomen.com provides easy access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit women. Since 1997, CareerWomen.com has helped thousands of women find jobs in their chosen career. For more information, visit http://www.CareerWomen.com.
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