Dealing with stress at work

Dealing with stress at work

We all feel a bit stressed from time-to-time. Whether you’re fed up with being sardined into place on the train during your morning commute or get annoyed with your computer, working can be stressful.   However, when stress really festers and starts to get too much, it can make your working life borderline-unbearable.

Don’t get us wrong, stress can be a positive thing. If you have a big project on and your workplace is buzzing, it can help you to be more creative and efficient. And we’d all be bored without a bit of pressure. However, it’s when things get too intense to deal with that we run into problems.

People experiencing stressful workplace situations can split stress into several different causes:

Demands

If you feel you have become overloaded and you can’t cope with the amount of work or the type of work you have to do then this can lead to stress. You can stop it from getting too intense by speaking with your boss or the HR Department and asking for training to help you do your tasks, ask for flexi-time to relieve the strain or look at whether the work would be better suited to a project-share.

By facing the problem and talking about it openly – without coming across as too moany – then you can really deal with the stress before it takes hold.

Control

Sometimes we all lose control. But if you feel that you have no say over your work and how you carry it out, it can lead to stress. If this sounds like you, discuss it with your boss, show your initiative where possible and ask for performance reviews to monitor your progress. Most employers don’t want to deal with the day-to-day issues of how work gets done, they just want to see results.

Support

Do you feel alone at work? Do you not have anyone you can talk to? This can lead to workplace stress similar to a bullied kid in the playground – and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. This is where Business Pastors adds real value.  It’s their job to ensure you’re supported and to ensure your voice is heard.

For further information please contact Jim Grimmer at jim@businesspastors.org or Mobile 07449336606

About The Author

jimgrimmer
Jim Grimmer is the Founder and Director of Business Pastors Ltd created to serve the business community seeking to bring care, support and encouragement to the workplace. Jim is a father and grandfather and is married to Ashlyn. He had a 20 year career as a Police Officer and has over 17 years experience in Business Development and General Management roles within the oil and gas industry. Jim is also a Founder and Trustee of the registered charity The Business Connection.

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