It doesn’t matter if you are employed or self-employed, working can be stressful. However, there are ways that you can make your workday a lot easier, it just depends on the job that you have. Here are some ideas that you can use no matter what your job is.
Plan as much as possible
You might find yourself trying to plan things out as much as possible only for them to not turn out as you have planned. Sometimes even the best-laid plans can go haywire. If things don’t work out, make adjustments and plan things again. It might be worth your while using tools such as a Multi Stop Route Planner or a reminder app to keep you on track during the day. Whatever your preferred method of planning is, stick with and refine it as you go along so that you have a system that works to your advantage.
One of the most stressful things that we can encounter is our own mistakes and admit to them. If we constantly mess up, we will have to think about whether this job is the right fit for us. If we decide to own our mistakes and accept that they are showing us that this is not the job for us, we can move on with a clear mind. Let’s face it, the best way to have a stress-free day at work is to do something that you love and are good at. However, taking responsibility does not mean taking the blame for other people’s mistakes and you should stand up and take responsibility for your own reputation if people are trying to blame you.
Eat and sleep well
The stress in our jobs and the mistakes that we make might not have anything to do with on-the-job stress. It could be an overflow from our personal lives due to a lack of self-care. Making sure we eat the right food, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water are great places to start on your self-care journey. If we start doing these things and our stress levels go down in the workplace, then we need to make time for self-care at home. If it doesn’t help, we will need to look at other sources.
Is your job stressful?
Although we mentioned not being good at a job as a reason for stress, this is not the same as having a stressful job. Many jobs are stressful such as working in the police or as a nurse. These jobs require dealing with life and death situations at any point. Some people thrive on this type of energy and will enjoy the thrill. However, this constant thrill can leave you feeling burnt out and stressed. If you know that your job is tough, there are a number of things that you can do. Take extra training to help you deal with different situations. Take time off if it feels like it is too much. And know when to take a step back.
This is a collaborative post.