4 ways to manage workplace stress

workplace stressWhile some stress is to be expected at work, you’re far better off to avoid acute stress completely. Acute stress can build over time, or it can result from a highly stressful situation in which a lot is expected from you outside of your capabilities, and in a short space of time. When this happens, you must first consider delegating tasks to lighten your workload, then prioritize caseloads whilst bearing the deadline in mind. If you’re an employer, then you need to listen to any problems or questions your team raise and see that they’re alleviated and sorted as quickly as possible. You should never tolerate workplace bullying and intimidation, and the perpetrators should be firstly reprimanded and later removed if inconsiderate behavior persists.

Be Organized

If you know how it feels to be out of touch, and you’re rapidly becoming more and more disorganized in relation to keeping track of your finances, wages, overtime, deadlines, meetings, and taxes, then it’s time to take charge and get organized. Keep a well-organized folder to list all of your commitments and important documentation and file it away in a safe place, preferably in a locked cabinet or draw in your home. You can track your wages and tax deductions by keeping hold of your pay slips, and using a pay stub generator if, for some reason, you’ve misplaced your previous ones.

Time Management

Managing your time is easier said than done, especially if you have many tasks to complete in a short space of time, to begin with. In this case, consider delegating some work to others so that you can concentrate on the most crucial pieces. Secondly, and importantly, you need to eliminate distractions so that you’re able to give your full concentration to what you’re working on. To do this, tidy your desk space and file all loose papers away. Thirdly, you’ve got to learn how to prioritize tasks according to deadlines so that you don’t miss them. You will need to use a calendar – an online one and a tangible one that you can see whilst you’re at your workstation.

Keep Comfortable

In order to manage workplace stress, you need to learn how to keep it at bay. Working in hunched stances can have a detrimental impact on the health of your spine, so incorrect postural positions should be rectified using an ergonomic chair and desk. You need to avoid becoming physically uncomfortable at work by sitting on appropriate seating and working at a height that suits you. Using a chiropractic chair or stool will decrease your likelihood of experiencing aches and pains, and can help to improve your focus.

Avoid Sugar Highs And Subsequent Lows

Make sure your energy levels stay sustained throughout the day, by eating well and regulating your blood sugar to avoid peaks and troughs. You can bypass the mid-afternoon slump by ensuring you don’t consume empty carbohydrates at lunch, as these are subsequently broken down into sugars. Snack on foods such as vegetable sticks, and nuts and seeds in the place of the likes of crisps, chocolate, and white bread.

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