Online Safety Community

Ways to Eliminate Stress and Anxiety at Work

If you have ever held a job in your life, stress is no stranger to you. Even if you love your profession, there are days when you just can’t wait to get home and unwind. Pressures from meeting deadlines on time, meetings, and even answering emails can take a heavy toll on your physical and emotional state.

To prevent it from overwhelming you, here are some things you can do to eliminate stressors in your life:

Track stressors

If work is getting too much for you, you can manage how you deal with it by keeping track of common stressors and how you respond to them. Record what you are feeling and your work environment as well as the colleagues and events involved.

For example you can note down when you raised your voice at someone or when you just had to leave the office for a breath of fresh air. Your notes will help you determine patterns along with your reactions to them.

Maintain boundaries

Just because you see your boss and colleagues every day at work doesn’t mean they should intrude in your personal life. Maintain boundaries by switching off your cell phone when you get home and make time for your favorite hobbies and family. That is the best way to let go of the pressure you feel at work and just unwind.

Plus, build healthy sleeping habits such as limiting coffee before bed and put your phone away at least an hour before you go to sleep. That way your mind will be in a more relaxed state and you will be able to fall asleep faster.

Choose healthy solutions

It can be very tempting to block stress with food, alcohol and other unhealthy choices when you feel that you are about to explode. However, those solutions are temporary at best and can increase your stress in the long run by making you unhealthy.

A better alternative is physical activity such as exercise and yoga. However, you can also de-stress by ensuring that you don’t bring work back home. Take that time to reconnect with family, reading a book and whatever you do, don’t check those emails at home! In fact, try not to sit in front of any screen if you can help it when you get home. That will only re-stimulate your tired brain leaving no room for rest.

Behavioral Based Safety Certification

The best way to eliminate stress and anxiety at work is to change your reaction to it. The Behavioral Based Safety Certification course can help you create healthier work habits and safe work practices. The course is designed to help learners enhance their observation skills and work better with their team mates. It also helps students understand the latest trends that can contribute to overall workplace safety.

If you are in HR, this course is perfect for you since it also covers ethics and compliance. 

 

Views: 64

Comment

You need to be a member of Online Safety Community to add comments!

Join Online Safety Community

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Training Doyens posted events
2 hours ago
Mark Nilson posted events
3 hours ago
Profile IconBluesafe Solutions, Car Quarters and Jason Morris joined Online Safety Community
19 hours ago
Training Doyens posted an event

All About Civility - Eliminating a Culture of Gossip, Rumors and Destructive Behavior: Whatever Happened to Respect ? at 26468 E Walker Dr, Aurora, Colorado 80016

April 23, 2019 from 1pm to 2:30pm
OVERVIEWWhatever happened to respect and civil behaviour?What is the cost when we lose both?Uncivil behaviour, left unaddressed, begins a downward spiral you and your employees can’t afford. Incivility, leads to gossip in the workplace, rumors, and then to bullying, harassment and ultimately, what we see too much in the news every day now, sexual harassment.Over-worked,…See More
yesterday

Forum

Workplace safety for workers other than your own 2 Replies

Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

Tags: emt, paramedics, emergency, occupational, health

Started by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. Last reply by Tara safe Mar 1.

What % of Dollars should be bugeted for All Safety Training for a "Heavy Equipment Road Construction" company with 100 employees? 1 Reply

I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue

Started by JTurpening. Last reply by Jen McDade Feb 19.

Technology and Safety 1 Reply

What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue

Tags: safety

Started by Drew stone. Last reply by Jen McDade Feb 15.

Important of Warning sign 1 Reply

Warning sign is a type of traffic sign that guide a hazard ahead on the road. Having proper warning sign on the road provide a healthy environment.Continue

Tags: Signs, Workplace, Safety, Sign, Warning

Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Jen McDade Jan 14.

Workers paticipation in safety management 2 Replies

Workers paticipation in safety management is the aspect which is required to be implemented in the OHSAS 18001 2007 version. , I invite our experience community members to share their views on the…Continue

Tags: management, safety, in, paticipation, Workers

Started by SafetyRaja. Last reply by Tara safe Dec 27, 2018.

Badge

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service