The stress and responsibilities of the workplace can sometimes weigh you down. But the right attitude and lifestyle can help you cope better.

Here are some suggestions:

GET AMPLE REST

Be sure to set aside time to wind down at the end of each day, and ensure that you get at least six to eight hours of sleep.

The result? A less grumpy and moody you.

BOOST YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Having close friends, or even amicable relationships in the office, can change how you perceive your workplace.

Good relationships may even help you to look forward to the workday!

BE PRODUCTIVE

Stress builds up when you feel like you have an overwhelming workload. Eliminate downtime in the office and fully utilise your hours to avoid tasks piling up.

* This article first appeared in The Straits Times Classified"