International Stress Awareness Week – 4th to 8th November 2019
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed and under pressure at work. But there are many things you can do, to help cope with stress in the workplace. We’ve put together a guide on how to manage workplace stress in just 5 simple steps!
Keep a Clean Workspace
The bigger the mess, the greater the stress! Keeping a clean workspace will not only help you to stay focused, it can also boost productivity and moral.
Work Smarter Not Harder
Being organised can create a great platform for creativity and can help you focus more on what you want to achieve. By prioritising daily tasks, following routines and being proactive, this can be an effective way in increasing productivity and reducing stress.
Take a Walk
To combat the afternoon slump, take a walk during your lunch break. Studies have found that walking can have a positive impact on mood, enthusiasm and focus.
It’s not uncommon for people to turn to unhealthy comfort foods whilst feeling stressed at work. Salty, sugary and fatty foods can increase the feeling of stress. By choosing to snack on healthy and nutritious foods like fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and nuts, this can help enrich your mind and combat the feeling of excess stress.
A lack of sleep can reduce our ability to cope with stressful situations. Experts suggest adults should get at least 7 hours of continuous sleep a night to allow our brains to recharge and our bodies to rest. A good night’s sleep can help us not only tackle the days’ stresses more easily, but can improve attention and concentration, and increase our ability to problem solve.