Stress Management – Ways to Minimise Your Stress Levels in the Workplace
Stress can affect us all from time to time and when it happens in the workplace, it can often be difficult to deal with and can even lead to us having to take time off work. Although we have a responsibility to look after and maintain our own stress levels, it is also the responsibility of our employers to ensure we are not put under too much strain. If you end up suffering from stress in the workplace, which is caused by someone else, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim in Swansea. There are various measures we can take ourselves, to try and maintain low levels of stress.
Speak to a Colleague
It is good to talk as they say and sometimes a quick ten minute chat with a colleague can really help to take our mind off our work and thus, reduce our stress levels. It also gives us a chance to escape from our desk for a while, which can be one of the main causes of high stress levels. If you feel under stress you should speak to a colleague and if that doesn’t help, you should let your manager know. If your employer chooses to ignore your concerns and it leads to you receiving medical attention, you can make a compensation claim in Swansea.
Take a Break
The worst thing you can do is sit at your desk all day without taking a break. Many workers spend the entire day at their desk, even eating their lunch there but it is really detrimental for stress levels. Not only that but it is counter productive when it comes to getting through your workload. If you have a break, even if it is just for 30 minutes, you will feel refreshed and ready to get back to your work. If you can, you should also try and get out into the fresh air during your break, as this can help to clear the head and the lungs!
The worst thing you can do if you want to reduce your stress levels is to put too much pressure on yourself. You should take measures to manage your time effectively, so that you get through your workload and you can let your manager know in plenty of time if you are unable to complete your tasks for the day.
If you take measures to reduce stress levels and you still end up being put under too much pressure, there are grounds for making a compensation claim in Swansea. Stress can lead to illness, which often requires medical attention and if this is the case for you, you can make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has in-house solicitors with specialist experience in dealing with compensation claims and will do their upmost to get a positive outcome from your claim. You can call at any time of the day to speak to an advisor on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: David Brown