How To Deal With Work-Related Stress
Physical well-being is the main area that we tend to look at when it comes to workplace health. However, mental health is just as important but it does get overlooked. Therefore, when the workload increases, this is when you may start to struggle and find it hard to cope as more demands get passed on to you.
Stress does not pick and choose who it effects, it can hit anyone at any level of business. Work-related studies have proven that it does not matter which sector of work you are in at some point in your career, you may encounter this issue.
What can be seen as stressful to one person can be seen as normal to another. People are affected in different ways. Your manager’s duty is, therefore, to ensure that the work you are asked to carry out is not causing any stress or any negative impact on your health. By taking note of whatever triggers you, you can reduce the amount of stress you experience in the workplace.
Here are the following steps to take:
Track the triggers
You need to understand what causes you to become stressed. So in order to overcome stress moments, you need to track whatever triggers your stress level. For example, take detailed notes whenever you are starting to feel overwhelmed. Also, engage in something that makes you feel calm and relaxed. If that's not helping, you should speak to a manager and ask if there is anything that can be done to resolve the situation.
Don’t burn out
To avoid burning out you should take the time to recharge and return your mind to a place that isn’t full of stress and worry. When you leave work you need to ‘switch off’. Out of work hours should be used to enjoy your social life without the burden of work hanging over you. Doing so will help you get back to work with a positive mind and attitude.
Talk to your supervisor
Employees who are not under stress are more likely to be productive. If you speak to your manager and tell them the issues that you have, they will work with you to create an effective plan that resolves the triggers that you have highlighted. Not only would this help you to deal with stress. It also encourages the team to speak out if they are feeling the same. This can hopefully help and encourage the colleagues around you too.
Alicia Clarke is a Brand Relationship Executive who specialises in working with companies within the Health & Safety Industry to help them reach a valuable audience.