Stress in the workplace is common. We all have busy lives, lots on our plates and lots of distractions too. It can sometimes feel like you have the worst job in the world as it is so stressful. However it could be that you are not managing your stress in the workplace correctly. However, if you are not enjoying work and have this feeling every day, it may be time to find a new job.
In this blog post we share some top for managing your stress in the workplace;
Plan & Prioritise
You may have a lot of tasks to complete in one day. Instead of worrying about them all, put them all in a list. Put some easy ones in there that you can cross off quickly as this will make you feel like you are getting somewhere. Prioritise the tasks on your list and complete them in this order to make sure the most important tasks get done first.
Slow It Down
This sounds like completely the wrong way to approach the day when you have lots on, but slowing down will help. When you rush jobs mistakes can happen and this can result in a job taking even longer to complete and more stress is caused. Slow down and think about each task. How will you complete it and what it is the end result? Keep your end result in mind.
Can You Control It?
A colleague turning up late at work each day can be the cause of stress for many people, but can you control it? There is no point causing yourself extra stress by worrying about things you cannot change or control. Focus on what you can control and fix that. Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Have A Lunch Break
When you have loads on it can be tempting to skip your lunch break and work through instead to get some extra work done. However, going for a quick walk and getting some fresh air will help clear your mind so you can be more productive. Even just stepping away from your desk will give your brain a rest which will help re-focus you. Plus, your stress is reduced too!
These are just some ways that you can look at managing your stress in the workplace. However, like we said, if you are feeling constantly stressed it may not be the right job for you. Speak to your boss about employee a new team member. Alternatively speak to our friendly recruitment consultants in Huntingdon about a new job.