We all often seem to stress out about similar things (money, work, relationships, etc.) and yet no matter how common the problem is, we struggle to find a solution. While not every issue is fixable immediately ⁠— or potentially ever ⁠— there are ways to take the stress out of the situation. We’ve pulled together a list on 10 tips to tackle our top sources of stress.

Work Overload

Tackle your bad work habits head on to see if you can help with feeling stressed at work, whether that’s constantly being late or working through your lunchtime.

Tension with Coworkers

Try to find common ground with someone you’re butting heads with at work. Read up on a few conflict resolution techniques beforehand and give them a go.

Pressure from the Boss

Try to separate how you feel about your boss from how you feel about your work. Realistically, your boss is going to be a source of stress for many even if you like the work you do.

Stretched Budget

Sit down and make your budget. The sooner you get things under control, the sooner you’ll feel better. Personal finances don’t need to be a mystery, even if they’re looking a little bleak at the moment.

Health Diagnosis

Build and identify your support network of family, friends and professionals. You don’t have to walk this path alone.


Reconnect with old friends, even if it’s just over the phone. Reinvest in the relationships of family and coworkers, too.

Taking On New Responsibilities

Take a look at your current commitments to see where you’ve overloaded yourself. Make a list of what’s most important.


The answer to this one is straightforward: communication and honesty. If you’re not sure where you stand with someone, get ready to have a potentially difficult but necessary conversation.

Unrealistic Expectations

If you wouldn’t have such high expectations of a friend, consider reeling it back for yourself.

Happy Changes

Remember, even happy changes can be stressful! Give yourself room to feel negative emotions and move on without guilt.