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This topic helps employees recognize and manage the stress and conflicts they experience as part of their normal work day.
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4 out-of-the box ways to lower your work stress, according to science

4 out-of-the box ways to lower your work stress, according to science | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
We know all about the tried-and-true ways to reduce work stress. We journal. We go outside. We take breaks. For those of us who need new forms of stress relief, here are unexpected actions you can take to lower your stress levels.

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Some surprising ways to lower your stress. I'm not sure we'll be bringing our dogs to work anytime soon, but it can certainly help at home.
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How People with Different Conflict Styles Can Work Together - CoachMatching

How People with Different Conflict Styles Can Work Together - CoachMatching | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
When it comes to conflict, most of us have a default approach: we either tend to avoid it or seek it out. The avoiders among us shy away fro
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Coworker conflict is inevitable. Do you know the conflict style of the people you work with? This article explores how to use that knowledge to work through the conflicts with more success.
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How To Use Workplace Stress To Triple Workplace Productivity

How To Use Workplace Stress To Triple Workplace Productivity | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
If we reframe stress, we can change the way our bodies respond to it.

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Stress can actually be a positive force in our lives, if you can look at it with a different perspective.
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How To Use Workplace Stress To Triple Workplace Productivity

 

Good article on how to deal with workplace stress

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Stress management: How to strengthen your social support network

Stress management: How to strengthen your social support network | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Learn to manage stress and improve your emotion and physical well-being by nurturing supportive relationships and building your social support network.
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Having a social support network has been shown in many studies to help with stress and other problems. That support can be "distributed" over many people. You may talk about work with one person, and your kids with another. It all helps.
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10 Ways to be mindful at work

10 Ways to be mindful at work | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Reduce stress and improve your mental state by adding some mindfulness to your day. Here’s how to do it.
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Being mindful has been shown to be a successful way to reduce stress. This infographic gives you easy reminders of how we can be mindful at work.
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Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions

Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control your emotions, indicates a first-of-its-kind study led by psychology researchers at MSU and the University of Michigan.
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You aren't crazy...in fact talking to yourself (in third person) can really help reduce your feelings of stress. So go ahead!
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5 Uncool Things to Do When Things Get Heated at the Office

5 Uncool Things to Do When Things Get Heated at the Office | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
In need of career counseling? Our employment agency's recruiters can offer job interview tips and more. Read 5 Uncool Things to Do When Things Get Heated at the Office
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No one wants to be a jerk. However, you may find that you've done one or more of these 5 "uncool" things when conflict arises at work.
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4 TEDx Tips for Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo

4 TEDx Tips for Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
It’s funny. You never really hear anyone say, “I need my life to become more hectic!” In these very turbulent times, people are searching for relie

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Four quick tips that you can use at work to reduce your stress.
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How to De-Escalate an Argument with a Coworker

How to De-Escalate an Argument with a Coworker | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Five ways to shift the conversation from adversarial to cooperative.
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What do you do if you already in the middle of the argument - your co-worker is yelling at you, and you aren't really sure how it got this bad so fast?


This article talks about useful techniques to talk the other party "off the ledge" and find out what the root of the problem is. Helpful tips for the use of body language and word choice help you work with the situation to de-escalate the conflict.


Ultimately, you need to continue to work together, and the aftermath of a heated conversation can go on for weeks if it's not dealt with.

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4 science-backed ways to feel less stressed at work

4 science-backed ways to feel less stressed at work | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
If you're feeling overwhelmed at work, these tips could help you.
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These are nice "quick hits" that you can probably do at work with no trouble. The beauty is that they are all supported by evidence that they work!
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Stress management : sleep... - JobLoving.com | Your Number One Source For daily job opportunities

Stress management : sleep... - JobLoving.com | Your Number One Source For daily job opportunities | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Stress management worksheets & infographic sleep... Infographic Description Stress management techniques Stress management activities Stress management tip
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An infographic about how sleep impacts our daily well-being, including our stress levels. Good reminder!
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Two Signs You Are Managing Conflict at Work, Well

Two Signs You Are Managing Conflict at Work, Well | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
And these work outside the workplace too.
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This short article focuses on the issue of finding out the "why" of the argument (what you want out of the situation), versus the "what" (what went wrong).
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How to Solve an Office Conflict (Without Relying on HR to Do All Your Dirty Work)

How to Solve an Office Conflict (Without Relying on HR to Do All Your Dirty Work) | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Confronting a co-worker over a conflict at work can be uncomfortable. But before you go to HR, take these steps to see if you can resolve it yourself.
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Not all of us are at ease confronting someone when we have a conflict. This article offers some simple tips to prepare for a confrontation.
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Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late

Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
What if instead of trying to cope with or eliminate stress, you learned how to harness its power?

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Don't expect to eliminate stress, learn to manage it (whatever that looks like for you). I like the two breathing exercises they mention too. 
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Bust holiday stress with these tips

Bust holiday stress with these tips | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
During the often-frantic whirl of the holiday season, here are several suggestions to lighten your burdens and bring more meaning to the coming weeks.

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Sensible tips to reduce the stress we all have around the holiday season. Keep in mind that no holiday is going to be perfect. Practice saying no to the little time-stealers that creep up, and say yes to cherished family time and traditions instead.
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Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress-Get started

Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress-Get started | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
The holidays can be a joyful time,offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. But they can also be stressful. You may feel pressure to buy and give gifts. Maybe you are worried about money. The holidays can also be hectic. There never seems to be enough time to get things done. Think about the kinds of events that trigger stress for you during the holidays. Then you can focu
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The holidays should be a joyful time, and not a stressful one. Follow these tips to make sure this holiday season is worry-free.
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The Simple Mental Exercise to Help You Destress At Work

The Simple Mental Exercise to Help You Destress At Work | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
And it only takes 2 minutes
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An interesting tool to add to your de-stressing toolbox. It's quick, easy, and helps re-frame the situation.
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How to Tame Stress Like a Zen Master

How to Tame Stress Like a Zen Master | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Try this 4-prong approach to effectively manage stress.

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"Self-care is the new Health care." This article focuses on four areas of self-care. If you aren't taking care of yourself, you may find yourself stressed out (or burned out).


How are you doing in these four areas?

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[Mind of your own] The 2-minute guide to de-stress and make better decisions

[Mind of your own] The 2-minute guide to de-stress and make better decisions | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
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Here's a quick technique to bring more mindfulness to your day, and reduce your stress and anxiety.
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Stress in the Workplace: Managing Job and Workplace Stress

Stress in the Workplace: Managing Job and Workplace Stress | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Stress at work takes a toll on productivity, and your physical and emotional health. These tips will help you keep job stress in check.
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This article offers some good reminders about the effects of stress and also some innovative stress busting tips. For example, how about taking up drumming? (Better ask your spouse first.)
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Why How We Fight Matters Most | HR

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Want to avoid co-worker conflict before it even begins? This article can help.


Conflict is inevitable at work. We all have different opinions on subjects. The question is, when we are discussing those differences, do we "fight fair"? This article helps to simplify what can be a difficult issue by offering some research-based tips on what you can do. Take a look.

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Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It

Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Only then can you learn to cope.

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Stopping to ask yourself questions like "why am I feeling this way right now" can be a good strategy to understanding your stress triggers. That's the first step in finding ways to stop debilitating stress.
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You Just Had A Fight With A Coworker–Now What?

You Just Had A Fight With A Coworker–Now What? | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Ignoring an in-office conflict won’t make it go away. Here’s how to get things back on track.
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I think this article will challenge you with some nitty-gritty ideas on how to resolve a co-worker conflict. Other articles will sometimes gloss over this hard step of how to come to the point of understanding the other person's point of view post-conflict.
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Coping With Stress at Work

Coping With Stress at Work | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
Working hard should not be confused with overworking at the expense of relationships and physical health.
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There are some good, and practical, tips in this article. One of the tips I like especially is to write down what stressed you, and how you responded. This can help you identify unhealthy patterns, and find new ways to cope with that stress that don't affect your mental or physical health even further.
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Ride those waves of stress – you might enjoy it

Ride those waves of stress – you might enjoy it | Stress and Conflict at Work | Scoop.it
If I could not find my own happiness in the middle of the stresses of life, did I deserve to be happy at all?

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A refreshing look at the benefits of handling stress better. It made me smile.
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