Stress is an unfortunate natural part of life. We all deal with it in different ways and have different thresholds. It’s easy to let pressures from home and work build up to unbearable levels, or impact upon your daily routine. One thing is for sure, it’s unpleasant and is a productivity killer for owners and managers of small to medium sized businesses.
We’ve spoken with some of our highly successful clients that operate from Cotton Court, and asked how they deal with and minimise day-to-day stress.
They’ve provided us with some top tips for you to follow:
Firstly, take a break: go for a walk; talk to someone who isn’t connected to your job or just phone a family member. By you doing this you are allowing yourself to have a break away from work which will leave you rejuvenated when you go back to the designated task.
Secondly, if stress within the workplace is a common everyday occurrence then invest in either a stress ball or fidget cube something to camley relieve the stress without involving colleagues.
Furthermore, go and have a drink because when you’re thirsty or have had a lack of liquid throughout the day you will naturally under-perform due to your body not having enough energy to allow you to work. So whether that be a brew or just a glass of water always have a drink by your side to minimize stress.
The best way to avoid or overcome stress within the workplace is to be organised, whether that be: writing a to do list; creating a daily list of jobs or implementing a time management system.
These are the stress avoiding tips we came up with, within our workplace…
- Take a Break.
- Prepare for the day.
- Drink Water.
- Stress ball / fidget cube.
- Move onto the next task – and come back to it later on.
- To do list – Most important to least important.
- Personal items to allow you to relax – photo of family member or loved ones.
- Have a brew.
- Time management
Thank you to…
Tom Craig & Tom Havlin from Get staffed.
Daniel Fisher from Tienda Digital.
Danny Bee from Uk Media And Events.
For their contribution with this post.