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Handling Workplace Stress From the Employee's Perspective

By Special Guest
Lee Bowtell
December 07, 2018



There tends to be a lot of advice out there with regard to how to keep an employee happy and keep workplace stress at bay. It often involves incentives and ways to recognise a hard-working employee’s ability, among other topics. However, an employer can work as hard as they can to try and make the workplace stress-free, but that’s only half the battle. If the employee is having a difficult time dealing with their stress, it won’t matter how many incentives there are.

Managing stress is more a personal battle than anything else. It goes double for those who work in industries that involve high-strung situations such as retail or a call centre. It tends to chip away at the will of its workers until they finally get sick of it and quit, which is terrible for both employee and employer alike. That said, here are some ways in which you can manage your stress levels both in the workplace and outside of it. The best part is that these methods are generally hassle-free, allowing you to concentrate on yourself and being the best you can be.

Never underestimate your personal time

Sometimes work can be so stressful that the only thing an employee wants to do after work is sleep. However, it will only serve to make your life revolve around the workplace - a downward spiral that never really ends well. Instead of going straight to bed, if you still have time after work, make sure that you enjoy that time. Treat yourself to something that you enjoy, or perhaps even play a few games. It will help you prepare your mind and body for the next day of work by doing the things you love.

It might seem a little strange to prioritise your hobbies, but that’s precisely what is going to chip away at your stress levels. If you happen to enjoy a bit of live roulette over at bingo.com, feel free to do so! The important part is that you’re doing something you’ve made the choice to do - compared to always taking orders at work. Prove to yourself that you have control of your life by enjoying your personal time!

Organise your days

Sometimes, all it takes to have a good day at work is to brace for it the day before, mentally. When your mind is mentally prepared, even if you don't necessarily enjoy your job you'll feel better, and will be that much more willing to tackle the challenges thrown your way. You can accomplish it by organising your week and making plans ahead of time. It will also allow you to plan your hobbies, mentally preparing and committing yourself to have fun!

To conclude, it can be quite difficult for an employee to escape workplace stress when it feels like every waking moment is spent at work. By taking advantage of your personal free time and making sure that you organise your week as it goes, you’ll be making it that much easier for you to handle stress in the workplace.



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