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8 ways to reduce stress at work.

by Cesca Abbott

14th Jun, 2023

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Work-related stress is a common problem for many people, and it can have negative effects on their physical and mental health.  

Here are some tips for reducing stress at work: 

  1. Distinguish the cause of stress: Identify the source of stress at work before it’s too late, e.g. too much on your workload, challenging co-workers, inflexible hours. Once you have gaged what the problem is causing your stress, you can then focus on managing it.  

  1. Keep your workspace clutter free: Make sure your desk is clean and tidy with no distractions. This will help you remain focused and engaged with your work.  

  1. Make a priority list: Write out all tasks you need to achieve and their deadlines and list them in order of importance. Ticking off each task will help to offload the pressure and will avoid you feeling overwhelmed. 

  1. Take regular breaks: Starting at your screen all day won’t do you any good. Make a conscious effort to stretch your legs, grab a tea or go to speak to a colleague to refresh the mind and recharge the body.  

  1. Make a timeline: It’s all good writing out lists but it’s also worth managing your time effectively by setting realistic deadlines, delegating tasks, and avoiding procrastination to help you work more efficiently. 

  1. Speak to someone: If you can speak to your manager or even a colleague to discuss any issues or concerns, the support and open conversation will help you feel less overwhelmed and more supported at work. 

  1. Take care of yourself: Make yourself a priority by getting a good night sleep, regular exercise, a balanced diet and time outdoors.  

  1. Seek professional help: If you feel you are really struggling with stress and anxiety then it is worth considering professional help. Asking for help will help you feel less isolated and support you in ways to help you manage and reduce your stress levels. 

Don’t feel alone or unable to deal with any stress related issues, everyone experiences stress at work in some shape or form. It is important to recognize what the cause of the problem is and take small steps to manage it. Your mental health and well-being are paramount, make yourself a priority and ask for help if you need it. 

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