How to Manage Stress in and out of the Workplace
This week we had Stress Awareness Day, which is all about identifying the stresses that we face every day. Albeit it may have been slightly overshadowed by Halloween and Bonfire night, but we at Brite Recruitment believe that it is no less important. Too often we as working individuals get swept up in the chaos of our everyday activities.
This causes stress on our mind and bodies, and we often don’t realise it until it has become too much. So, we at Brite Recruitment have some tips and tricks to help you minimise stress. By implementing these into your work and personal life, we hope that you can have a happy and healthy routine.
Know your limits
This may seem like an obvious one, but too many people take on more than they can handle – and they know it! Of course, impressing your boss is vital, and taking on more tasks and projects can be a quick way to progress in your career, but equally becoming too overwhelmed to complete these tasks can massively hinder your growth and success. Saying no is an option and an employer may respect you more if you state your limits. Instead, taking on slightly less and doing those tasks to the best of your ability is more productive than spreading yourself so thin that projects are not completed to the high standard that your company values.
Switch off from work
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Particularly post pandemic, many of us work from home either on occasion, or entirely, and so it is too easy to just log in and complete a task that you just didn’t have time to do earlier in the day. However, although this demonstrates your commitment and passion, this can also cause unneeded stress. Bringing your work home, into your personal hours, can have an overall negative impact on your productivity and mental health. It doesn’t allow your mind to relax. Instead, you should aim to keep your work hours in an allotted period, and work effectively and efficiently in that given time.
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Take rest days
Who else crams their days off with so much, that you feel you need an extra day off to recover from them? Well, we know we do! It can be too easy to invite friends and family over, run all the errands you haven’t had a chance to do in the week, or completely blitz the house on those days off. But when do you switch off?
You need to take a day to just relax and do what you enjoy. Whether its binge watching the latest show in your pyjamas, reading, having a lie in, or going on a walk-in nature – it’s time for some good old-fashioned TLC.
Find an outlet
You need to find a way to wind down. A moment in your day where you let go of that stiff posture, clear your mind, and take a few deep breaths. This could be going to gym after work, taking a walk in your lunch break, listening to music on your way home, or a quick meditation before bed. Find something you enjoy that doesn’t require too much brain power. Get lost in it and shake that stress away. Not only is exercise good for your body, but also your mind.
Implementing just one of these quick tips can help you minimise the stresses of everyday life. We know that it’s hard to find the time but looking after yourself should be a top priority. Not only will this improve your overall mental health, but also your work efficiency.
Remember, if your current role is causing you too much stress, or the job hunt is just too much, then register with us today so we can help support you and take the stress out of the process.