Work-related stress affects virtually everyone, especially if you have to commute daily on Lagos roads. As Lagos is seen to be the land for hustlers. Its not funny, if you know what i’m saying. This work related stress causes health problems, heart attack that often needn’t arise. If you find yourself affected by stress during the nine-till-five grind, there are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting angry and frustrated with work.
In as much as we all want to work hard and see the results, it’s also necessary to fix our stress life for proper balance of the body system.
1. Get organised
Have a timeline, draw up a ‘to do’ list and prioritize your workload. if you have ever-note, try and use it to schedule important task and in order of there importance. Make a start on the important tasks as early as possible so that you can do the best job possible in the allotted time frame.
As tempting as it can be to get ‘the easy stuff’ out of the way early, leave the low-priority jobs until later otherwise you’ll inevitably find yourself running out of time when it comes to the main tasks. Also try to stick to one task at a time, don’t get hit up trying to do five things at once.
2. Don’t suffer in silence
If you’re getting snowed under with task after never-ending task at work, make sure you talk to somebody sooner rather than later. It’s no good suffering in silence as that helps nobody.
You get stressed out and the work either doesn’t get done in time or it gets rushed and carried out to a poor standard. Tell your line manager or employer if you need extra time to complete a task or request that somebody else takes on some of the workload.
3. Learn to say ‘no’
If a task you’re being asked to undertake is unrealistic, say no. Don’t just accept the work in an attempt to please your boss and worry about the consequences later, as this can lead to extremely stressful situations. This is a particularly big problem for people who are new in their job, who want to either impress their boss or avoid being seen as somebody who isn’t trying hard enough or who doesn’t have what it entails.
4. Take a break
It’s very healthy to take a break or walk even if you have a deadline on the horizon, it’s important that you take regular breaks from the task at hand. Sitting in the same place for hours on end working on the same job isn’t particularly productive and healthy, especially if your stress levels are rising. Take regular walks or drink breaks to refresh yourself. Which is very healthy and goes a long way according to researchers.
5. Look at the big picture
If you find yourself in a situation that is causing you stress at work, try and take a step back and put it in perspective. Is this a problem that will have genuinely long-lasting effects? Will it really matter in a week or a month? Chances are that the answer is no. If so, tell yourself that it’s not really worth getting so upset about.
Whether you’re currently suffering from work-related stress or not, it’s a good idea to keep yourself covered with affordable health care and appropriate information have been provided.
Make sure that your organization has an health care plan for you if you ever fall into stress-related problems, so you can be attended to properly.