The best way to solve problems is to deal with the cause. Work is a good place to start as it is often the main stress factor. There are ways of managing stress directly at your workplace. One important element which is often overlooked is the ambience of your working environment. Not everyone can pick and choose where they work.
However, there are ways of creating the most pleasant possible working environment. If you always work at the same desk or have your own office, you should set up the area appropriately. This considerably helps create a pleasant ambience and has a soothing effect on your mind.
Setting breaks is also important. It goes without saying that breaks should be clearly understood as breaks. Working time and break time should be clearly separated from each other. Only by doing so can you calm your thoughts for a moment. Body and mind can gather new strength for the rest of the working day.
Another important element is preventing overload. There are times when there is simply too much to deal with. You cannot always prevent this, but sometimes you can. Asking a large number of colleagues to step in or help with certain tasks avoids obliging them to say yes.
Being prepared to help is a positive characteristic of course, but your own tasks must take priority. This means you must ensure that any extra work is realistically compatible with your own deadlines.
Organisation is essential to ensure you are constantly aware of precisely which tasks are pending and maintain an overview. Periods where the work is piling up are precisely when priorities must be set. Otherwise, you quickly get lost in the chaos and your stress level skyrockets.
It is helpful to clearly categorise which tasks are urgent and which you have a little more time for. This allows you to work through it step-by-step.