Staying stress free in the workplace is becoming increasingly difficult for a number of reasons. Our reliance on computer systems, the strict deadlines we need to meet, taking on too much or trying to navigate workplace politics, all take their toll.
Stress is the main reason that people go on long term sick leave, so it’s essential to know how to manage it, before it causes detrimental effects to your overall health.
Syntax have created the following infographic below, highlighting the top tips to staying stress free in the workplace. Take a look through and make sure you pay close attention. Your place of work shouldn’t be affecting your health so use these tips to prevent it from doing so.
1. Learn to Relax
We all get stressed but by taking a few minutes each day to calm yourself you can help to stay stress free
TIPS FOR RELAXING WHEN YOU FEEL STRESSED
- Go for a walk
- Listen to your favourite song
- Stay hydrated
2. Time is on your side
The lack of time to complete your daily tasks is a common reason why we get stressed at work. By planning your tasks at the start of the day you will find you are able to work through a schedule more effectively.
3. Avoid overloading your day
Don’t feel you have to say ’yes’ to everything asked of you. If you adhere to the step above you should be able to schedule your workload more effectively and what additional tasks you can take on.
4. Don’t be afraid to communicate
Our colleagues are our friends at work. When you spend so much time with others it is common you can find things that irritate you. Learn to address your issues in a considerate manner and openly, communicate with others to create a better workplace environment.
5. IT issues are #1 cause of stress in the workplace
Email not working, computer freezing, data loss are all common reasons we get stressed at work. Save yourself time and hassle by calling your IT department and get a brew whilst they fix it.