THE JOINT RESOLUTION: "This year I am less stressed by my work."
THE FASTER RESOLUTION: "I will reduce my workload in the office."
Why It Works: Parts of your job will probably always burden you, but eliminating unnecessary stressors can play a big role in calming, says Jeffrey Nevid, a professor of psychology at St. John's University University in New York.
The best way to do this? Meet with your boss to see what you can take from your plate and delegate to another, Nevid suggests. If you're really overburdened, talk to your boss that it's in the company's long-term interest to re-evaluate your workload, suggests Alison Green, the career expert behind the blog and asks a manager .
"In these cases, you can point out what is not done for lack of time or what is done, but with less care and attention, that would be ideal," she says. Then you may be able to move things completely away from your plate. (Here are 6 other ways to overcome work stress.)
Make sure you're really overworked and stressed before you do this, Green advises. "If you're not really overburdened, you'll go to your boss and ask for less to do, at best dumb and at least lascivious," she says. "So you really have to have a good sense of how sensible your overall workload is."
Additional coverage by Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R. D.