According to the HSE, stress accounted for 37 per cent of all work-related ill health cases and 45 per cent of all working days lost due to ill health in 2015-16. Stress costs the UK economy an average of £6.4 billion each year. Everyone experiences periods of job stress, but extreme periods of prolonged stress can be detrimental to your long-term health. If you’re feeling stressed at work, try these seven strategies to help mitigate your workplace stress.
Plan And Prioritise
Do not panic, make a list to prioritise your work , set realistic deadlines, do not rush into the first idea you have and always have an alternative plan.
Think things through before you act, and begin with a result in mind
Use All Of Your Resources
If things do not go exactly as planned, do not solely rely on yourself. Ask for help when you need it.
Separate Work Life From Home Life
If you can, avoid taking your computer home with you or checking emails when you are at home. Taking time to decompress at home can help you manage your stress.
Focus On What You Can Control
You know your job tasks are. Break the larger tasks into smaller, more doable steps.
Take A Break
To release stress, take a short break. Taking a walk or discussing your work situation with another person may help you gain a fresh perspective.
Use your voicemail to your advantage and only take calls that are a priority when you are on a tight deadline. Set aside designated times throughout the day to respond to emails and phone calls.
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