Happiness at work Beat workplace stress No matter how much you love your office job, there’s no avoiding the Make time to unwind days that bring with them a great big dollop of stress. Whether it’s an If you live by schedules, use that to your advantage and pencil in some impossibly tight deadline brought in at the 11th hour, or having to cover a relaxation time - just make sure you stick to it. Whether it’s unwinding in colleagues’ last minute sick leave, sometimes you just feel like running for a bubble bath or having a glass of wine with your favourite TV show, ‘me’ the door. But whilst there’s not much you can do to control what comes time can be as therapeutic as seven days in the Seychelles. Just try not to Get to bed early your way at work, there are clever ways of coping. overdo the wine; otherwise, you won’t be thanking us in the morning. and recharge your batteries Here at Office Angels, we work incredibly hard to match you up with the Get organised very best office support roles in the market; which means that even though Whether it’s forgetting your meeting notes, or having to make a mad dash we’re incredibly passionate about what we do, we’re sometimes familiar for the train, leaving the house in a breathless rush is a sure-fire way of setting with workplace stress too. And that’s why we’re so well placed to help you yourself up for stress. As children, we were taught to get our bags, homework to deal with it. Whether it’s with a hot bubble bath at the end of the day, and uniforms ready before bed, and our parents had a point. Organise or getting yourself organised for work the night before, we’ve got loads of yourself the night before, and you might even have time for breakfast. top tips to help you bust stress the fun way. Don’t feed stress Beat workplace stress from the comfort of your armchair Cooking can be a fun way of unwinding in the evenings, so try rustling up From demanding bosses to impossible deadlines, the infamous ‘stress something tasty and nutritious. When you’re stressed, it can be tempting factor’ is as much a part of working life as your monthly paycheck. While to opt for the quick fix of junk food, but with a lack of any health benefits there’s not much chance of conjuring up the perfect manager or finding a and a surge of sugars, it won’t seem like such a good idea when you’re 25th hour in the day, making a few changes to your home life could have struggling to sleep. a big impact on your Monday-Friday moods. Early to bed, eager to rise According to The Stress Management Society [www.stress.org.uk], stress is As busy as our lives may be, there’s no escaping the importance of now the single biggest cause of sickness in the UK; affecting one in five of recharging our batteries after a hard day’s work. And if you don’t want to the working population - from the post-room to the Boardroom. Leading spend hours counting farmyard animals as they leap gleefully over fences to everything from sleepless nights to ill health, the figures make for grim without a care in the world, banish thoughts of work until the morning. reading. So what can you do about it? By creating a calmer, healthier home life, it is possible to eradicate stress Switch off from at least one area of your life; and the positive repercussions it’ll Your home life needs to be just that, so when you leave the office, don’t have on not only your work-life balance, but on your performance and make a habit of taking your work with you. Even if it means staying a little happiness in work are, quite frankly, amazing. Now, let’s see about that late or getting in that bit earlier, you need a clear distinction. 25th hour…Follow us on:www.office-angels.com
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