Did you know that April is Stress Awareness month? With the stresses and strains of modern life creeping into everything we do, we asked HR Assistant Nuhman Sharif to take a look at how to manage stress in the workplace.
by Nuhman Sharif
Stress is something that we’ve all experienced at different times in our lives and it doesn’t always arise as a result of a negative experience – think about the stress we feel on the morning of our wedding day for instance.
The key thing is being able to manage the stress we are exposed to and Stress Awareness Month serves as a great opportunity to think seriously about this issue. In fact, there are many simple things we can do in our daily lives to help us all live less stressful lives.
Here’s some ideas which may help:
Finally, it’s important to know where to turn within your organisation when things get too much and you simply can’t cope. In most cases, your Line Manager or Supervisor would be the person to speak to, but the HR department or the company’s outsourced HR support is also an option.
So there you have it, some simple tips on how to live a more stress-free life… and nobody’s asking you to eat only carrots or meditate 24 hours a day!
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