Check out our Top Tips to reduce the stress you feel at work.
The Modern workplace is fast paced by nature as demands grow and resources seem to shrink. We live in a society where being stressed at work is considered relatively normal. Most working adults find it very difficult to maintain a sustainable work life balance, juggling their job with family, friends and other activities. Increased stress in our jobs leads to a decrease in productivity. Along with this decrease in output, workplace stress can lead to other complications in your life.
Beat the stress at work with these simple but effective tips from Softworks:
- Change your approach to work.
Break your tasks down to a manageable size .If you are given a particularly large task at work it can often seem daunting. Breaking this task down into smaller parts to be tackled one at a time will make the task more approachable and will reduce the stress you feel. Visualising yourself completing the task successfully can also help to reduce your stress.
- Get some exercise before or during work.
Exercise has been extensively proven as a bona-fide stress buster. Indulge in a pre-breakfast run or a post lunch walk and release some happy hormones to fight off the stress building up from work. Getting away from your desk will help reset your mind and refocus you when you return.
- Give Feedback.
If you feel like you are being asked to do too much, don’t be afraid to speak up. Your boss will respond to you much better if you admit that you are a bit out of your depth rather than doing a poor job. It also demonstrates that you are responsible and a good team player. Don’t let the stress build up to a point where it feels like it’s going to overflow.
- Look for Flexible Working.
Flexible working is the perfect way to beat work induced stress. Build up flexitime when you feel up to it and then use it at will when you feel like you need to get out of work a little bit early. Flexible working arrangements benefits both employers and employees, allowing for greater output and productivity.
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