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05 November 2010

Job stress tips

Stressed out at work? Have a look at our handy hints - of course it will work at home as well.

Stressed out at work? Have a look at our handy hints - of course it will work at home as well.

  • Personal knowledge to diagnose negative stress.
  • Positive thinking.
  • Motivation and attitude.
  • Change your thinking patterns.

Avoid negative personalities or help them to become positive. Do not allow people to upset you. This is a simple piece of advice; however, it is not easy to do! It takes practice to realise that it is your own choice to become upset or not. Talk to positive people, not to ones who accentuate your already negative feelings.

  • Identify symptoms of burn out.
  • Identify the sources of and your response to stress (your stressors).
  • Deal with your stressors.
  • Tolerance, flexibility, adaptability.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Enthusiasm.

  • Time management, planning, organisation.
  • Deal with boss and employees.
  • When in conflict, negotiate.
  • Pace and balance yourself.
  • Form support groups at work.

 
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