4 ways working professionals can relieve stress and combat fatigue

December 29, 2014 2 mins read
4 ways working professionals can relieve stress and combat fatigue

As a high-risk demographic group, it is important for white-collar workers to know how to effectively and timely control stress and combat fatigue, preventing them from rising to dangerous levels. So how can we control stress and combat fatigue?

1. Working professionals must learn how to control their mental state

Learn how to make themselves relax when needed, and, under the conditions of continuous, long-term stress, how to main mental balance and remain calm and composed. You can participate in sports, or, after getting off work, you can take a long bath, have a good chat with your family or friends, or else you can get away during your weekends, or use any of the many other ways available to drain off that feeling of pressure and stress.

2. Set your life to a reasonable pace

Make rational targets in both your life and work, and take care of your relationships with others. There are two reasons for stress:

  • one has to do with overworking
  • and the other one with the attitude and the way you treat yourself.


Those of us who lean towards being workaholics should, and often, ask ourselves: “ I am working to live, or living to work?”and“ Is it worth paying with my health for career success?” You must become fully aware of the gravity of the problem, and make your life and work return to a normal pattern.

3. You must make a conscious effort to cultivate hobbies and interests

For example, taking up hiking, tennis, cinema, chess, or swimming. Having many different interests provides you with a way to control your mood and relax when you need to, as well as allowing you to change the focus of your attention, shifting it, at the right moment, away from your work and to something else, effectively taking away stress and fatigue.

4. Look for external help

You can always discuss what is weighing on your mind with your family and close friends, or, when the matter is serious, you can seek professional psychological therapy. If you have a chance, take part in psychology-related training and study programs. In some countries, such as the US and Canada, many companies require that their personnel attend psychology courses on how to deal with and reduce work – related pressure and stress.

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Tracy Luo
Associate Director | Finance & Strategy Recruitment