At Red Ventures, we strive to provide outstanding experiences for our customers and audiences — none of which would be possible without our teams of industry experts. This month on INSPIRED, we’re highlighting the great work from our Healthline team, which recently became the first and only site to unseat WebMD as the Top Online Health Information Website. Check in each week to discover more top content from our RV Experts at Healthline.
More than 200 million people turn to Healthline every month for its comprehensive health and wellness information. Using an empathy-first approach, Healthline helps guide its users through their well-being journeys via informative, easy-to-understand, engaging content. From its health and wellness library and newsletters to apps, podcasts, and communities, Healthline offers a variety of resources to make everyone feel supported and included, regardless of their medical condition.
In 2019, Healthline joined the Red Ventures’ growing portfolio. Since then, we’ve worked to integrate our digital marketing expertise, tech platform and products with Heahthline’s best-in-class content, tools, and experiences to help millions of monthly visitors live their strongest and healthiest lives.
RV Expert Take: “How to Keep Work Stress from Taking Over Your Life”
We believe in “running up escalators” ― capitalizing on momentum by acting deliberately and urgently in everything we do. But we also believe in winning the right way ― which means finding a healthy balance between maintaining urgency/tension at work, and taking care of your physical and emotional health. If you like to run up escalators (No? Just us?), you might feel a little winded from time to time — and that’s perfectly normal.
Here’s what our team at Healthline has to say about managing work-related stress:
“Work-related stress can get the best of us all. Emails, Slack messages, phones ringing off the hook, your co-worker dropping by for an impromptu meeting — it’s enough to make anyone frazzled.
Feeling some tension is normal, especially if you’re facing a looming deadline or challenging assignment. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can end up affecting both your physical and emotional well-being.
Experiencing work strain is unavoidable — even if you love what you do — but there are steps you can take to keep job stress to a minimum.”
Here are some of the tips Healthline experts suggest for managing work-related stress:
- Be aware of how it affects you. According to Heathline, “Long-term exposure to unmanaged stress can take a toll on your body and mental health, and recent research suggests a potential link between work-related burnout and depression and anxiety.” If you think you’re experiencing stress, take note of how you feel ― stress often leaves us feeling tired, but it can also lead to headaches, insomnia, changes in appetite, and more.
- Re-evaluate negative thoughts. “When you’ve experienced worry and chronic stress for an extended period of time, your mind may tend to jump to conclusions and read into every situation with a negative lens.” To train your mind out of this habit, try increasing your awareness of negative thoughts, and re-evaluate them to keep unnecessary stress to a minimum.
- Rely on a strong support network. Friends and family can help us manage stressful times by offering their support, whether by helping tackle time-consuming tasks, like picking up a child from school, or by simply offering a listening ear.
- Learn relaxation techniques. Try starting each day by taking a few minutes to focus on being present. A short walk or simple activity each morning can help you slow down and alleviate stressful thoughts.
Want to read the full list of stress management tips? Check out the complete piece on Healthline!