Stress Management Techniques
Dealing with stress effectively at work is extremely important for maintaining your personal wellbeing. There are many factors which can have an impact on your stress levels, including diet, sleep pattern and exercise. It can also be easy to get overwhelmed by deadlines, meetings and presentations. Stress management training can help you deal with all these pressures.
If you want to start reducing your stress levels today, try our top stress management techniques:
Learn how to prioritise and organise your time
Not prioritising your work effectively can be a major source of stress, and learning to do this is a key stress management technique. It may be that you are stressed because you feel there is not enough time in the day, but by organising your time effectively, you will be able to work more efficiently and get the job done quicker.
Prioritise the most important and most difficult jobs first each day, and you will find the rest of your day will be much less stressful. You can also try making to-do lists, breaking tasks up into smaller steps and ensuring you are always willing to delegate rather than taking on too much work. You may want to consider stress management training to help you learn the best prioritisation and organisational techniques.
Maintain positive relationships
Having good relationships with the people you work with can significantly improve your stress levels. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with colleagues about an important project or a difficult day will help reduce stress, as will socialising with them outside of office hours.
Break bad work habits
There are many habits and traps we fall into at work – these can include perfectionism, negative thinking, and feeling out of control when confronted with certain situations. It’s important to set yourself realistic goals and not to expect more than you are capable of. Being a perfectionist at work can lead to a lot of unnecessary stress and can have a negative impact on your relationships with colleagues. If you find you are often having negative thoughts about your work, try to focus on everything you have learned and achieved along the way, and make sure you congratulate yourself when you do something well.
Learn to speak up
Stress in the office can be caused by taking on too much work, and failing to speak up when your workload is too heavy. Don’t be afraid to talk to your line manager, explain how you feel, and try to present a workable solution to the problem. They will be able to help you prioritise your work, and delegate to others where necessary.
Distractions at work can be a major cause of stress as they prevent you from finishing tasks. You can combat this by controlling how you deal with interruptions – try answering your emails during specific time periods, setting up an office hour to talk to colleagues in person, or working in a private room when you need to focus.
Can we help?
Our training courses are usually delivered in-house by one of our highly experienced stress management trainers. Typical courses are run for a maximum of around 12 delegates, we are also able to train small groups and individuals. From our experience this number allows for the maximum of involvement, and encourages full participation in the interactive exercises and discussion sessions.
These courses can be delivered in most locations all across the UK, including Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland,if in doubt please just ask and we will confirm our availability.
Do We Offer Bespoke Stress Management Training?
In addition to the standard courses listed we also offer custom stress management training courses tailored to suit your specific requirements, should you wish to combine elements from different courses – or if you would like us to create a completely bespoke customised course.
|Course||Duration||Cost In-house||Enquire about In-house course|
|Stress Management Training||1 day||£949||enquire|
|Stress Relief and Stress Reduction||1 day||£949||enquire|
* Travel costs are not included in price (charged at 45 pence per mile)
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