If stress is affecting your performance at work or hurting your relationships, change the way you think about it. Seeing stress as a signal instead of a threat can drive positive change. Ask yourself: What’s causing this stress? If it’s your colleagues, take that as a signal to heal valuable relationships and rethink how you interact with others. If you’re overwhelmed from a promotion or new role, take a closer look at why.
Are you struggling with delegating old tasks or accepting new ones? Use this as an opportunity to develop key strategic leadership skills – reach beyond your comfort zone and embrace your new responsibilities. If the stress is simply due to a work crisis, recognize that these happen to everyone, apologize if necessary, and move forward.