Work can be stressful. It takes up much (or even most) of our time, and if it happens to be a source of anxiety in your life, as a mountain of studies have already indicated: that stress can take a terrible toll on both our mental and physical health.
The good news is that there are a number of simple ways to reduce workplace stressors. And since the month of June is “Professional Wellness Month”, we want to help you identify those stressors and take clear and practical steps towards limiting their impact on your everyday routine…
1. Feeling Like There Isn’t Enough Time
It may feel like we spend all of our time at work. And there’s good reason for that feeling: the average work week consists of about 40 hours of work, or eight hours of work per day. Since most people get around 5- to 8-hours of sleep each night, that leaves only a handful of hours for exercise, eating dinner, and relaxing with friends and family.
The key to overcoming the feeling of not having enough time for work (or everything else outside of work) is setting realistic schedules for yourself. At the same time, be sure not to take on more tasks that you can accomplish within a reasonable deadline. Finally, be clear with your superiors about how long it takes to ably complete a given project.