When the work load is too high or we feel under large amounts of pressure, it is natural to begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed.
Having a small amount of stress is nothing to be concerned about. However, it is important to seek support if it is beginning to have an impact on your health.
Each of us deals with stress in different ways, here are a few tips on how to manage work related stress:
Be clear on work requirements
When task requirements are unclear, this can contribute to our overall stress levels. Remember, no question is a "stupid question". Be bold and ask for clarity to prevent further stress and anxiety.
Planning ahead is a great way to stay in control of your work load. Categorise your tasks into two groups - what is urgent? What can wait a little bit longer? Having both a short and long term check list will prevent you from putting off important tasks. There is no better feeling than crossing off a task that has been on your mind!
Stay away from workplace conflict
Any kind of conflict can have a negative impact on your emotional wellbeing. It is important to remember that difficult conversations within the workplace should not become personal. Avoiding workplace gossip will allow you to maintain a professional outlook on any situation that takes place. Making your working day, a happier one!
Take a breath!
It is important to recognise when you are beginning to feel overwhelmed. But we should not wait until we are at our limits to begin to implement self care. Taking regular breaks will improve your productivity. You can find a selection of relaxation videos on my website - I will guide you through short techniques that will reduce your stress and improve your mindset.