Workplace Stress and Your Health.
According to the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, twenty-five per cent of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. In light of this study, it was also determined that three-quarters of employees believe they have more workplace stress than the previous generation. It’s important to have strategies for coping with stress. Furthermore, if stress gets out of control, it can harm your health and your relationships. The Source team wants to ensure our customers and staff are happy and healthy, so we have compiled five tips for dealing with workplace stress:
- Ensure you’re comfortable at work. Back pain and injuries can increase your level of stress, therefore, having the right ergonomic furniture at work is important. Source offers ergonomic office chairs, and accessories such as keyboard trays and foot stools.
- Take short breaks throughout the day. Looking at a computer screen for eight hours can cause a strain on your eyes, and your well-being. Consider going for a short walk outside if the weather is nice, or even just around the office.
- Separate your work and home life. It may be tempting to take home projects in order to get ahead of deadlines. However, doing unnecessary overtime can interfere with your relaxation time at home. It’s important to leave work at the office, and enjoy your time with family and friends once you get home.
- Create a to-do list, and prioritize important items. Physically checking off items from a list can give you a sense of accomplishment and relief. When you have a visual of what needs to get done, and when, it will help ease your stress.
- Prioritize your health. Often times we get sick but we feel obligated to go to work, even if we are contagious. Taking a day off will give you the necessary time to recover and decrease your stress levels.