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5 ways to avoid stress in the workplace

Our top tips to get you through your working week.

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From dramas to tight deadlines, the workplace can often be a more stressful environment than we might like. With a working person in the UK clocking in an average of 1950 hours a year, everyone from nurses to receptionists to asbestos disposal professionals would prefer things to be a little easier. But how is it possible to achieve such professional serenity?

Prioritise

With a large workload comes feelings of pressure and claustrophobia. However, no matter how long your to-do list, it’s possible to prioritise. To do this, simply review your workload and section the parts that need to be completed first, either by the deadline, client or by putting the more difficult tasks first.

You’ll soon realise that the new structure you have in place allows you to view your workload differently.

Self-inflicted stress

Stress can often be self-led. Whether you’re over analysing certain situations or your timekeeping is suffering, it’s important to step back, review the situation and understand why and what part of the task is making you feel most stressed.

Believe in your work

Lack of confidence often leads you to ask your colleagues or managers for approval. However, if you can take matters into your own hands and know your worth, experience and knowledge, asking for approval can be unnecessary because more than likely, you already know the answer.

Teamwork makes the dream work 

Lone working isn’t the case for most jobs. Whether you’re busy working on a business project, or you work within the difficult task of asbestos removal, working as part of a team can often be a great side to work life. If you require help or assistance on something, then ask for help. Your colleagues have more than likely been in the same situation as you and will hopefully be more than willing to help or suggest a solution. Just remember that this is something that’s to be reciprocated in future.   

Don’t forget to live

With such a busy work life it can be hard to just switch off from time to time. But your free time is still yours. It is crucial to appreciate the time you have off from work. Whether you spend it doing the things you love or with your loved ones relaxing, it’s important to leave your work at work.

By applying each of these things, you can be sure to lead a more organised work-life balance which enables you to feel less pressure and stress. This, in turn, will leave you feeling a little more uplifted while at work.

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