IT Management Slideshow: Workplace Stress: 10 Surprising CausesBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 11-04-2011
Putting off until tomorrow what can be done today results in an intimidating (and stress producing) pile of to-do's.
Dark offices are a downer. But harsh, bright lights can rattle the senses. Go for the middle ground.
Lack of Laughs
You're not paid to be a comedian. But well-intentioned jokes help reduce job tension.
No Furry Friends
Bonding with a pet is known for its therapeutic, calming value.
A Messy Desk
Office clutter makes one feel disorganized and out of control.
Looking Like Crud
Similarly to the messy desk thing, a constant "look" of unkempt hair, disheveled clothes, etc. makes you feel rundown and/or on the fritz.
Too Much Perfume
Strong odors from co-workers—even high-end perfumes and colognes—can lead to migraines.
You may want to slim down to look good as a manager. But overdoing it leads to irritability, headaches and fatigue.
An Ill-Planned Plate
Make sure your diet isn't overloaded with chocolate, processed meats, caffeine and other potential tension producers.
No Romance in Your Life
A healthy, romantic relationship with your spouse or significant other is considered to reduce blood pressure and relieve stress, according to research.