The keys to good stress management are , being in control of your stress triggers, having a good social network and adopting a positive outlook.
If you have a stress-related problem, can get you in the right state of mind to be able to and find a solution. Exercise won’t make your stress disappear, but it will reduce some of the emotional intensity that you’re feeling, clearing your thoughts and enabling you to deal with your problems more calmly.
There’s a solution to any problem. The feeling of loss of control is one of the main causes of stress and lack of wellbeing.
The act of taking control is in itself empowering, and it’s a crucial part of finding a solution that satisfies you.
Connect with people
A problem shared is a problem halved. A good support network of colleagues, friends and family can ease your work troubles and help you see things in a different way. Talking things through with a friend will also help you find solutions to your problems.
Have some ‘me time’
The extra hours in our workplaces means that people aren’t spending enough time doing things that they really enjoy. We all need to take some time for socialising, relaxation or exercise.
So set aside a couple of nights a week for some quality “me time” away from work.
Accept the things you can’t change
Changing a difficult situation isn’t always possible. If this proves to be the case, recognise and accept things as they are and concentrate on everything that you do have control over.
For example, if your company is making redundancies, there’s nothing you can do about it. In such a situation, you need to focus on the things that you can control, such as looking for a new job.