It’s been a stressful time for everyone transitioning into the new normal of business. Whether working from home, remotely or trying to get used to a whole new working environment, employees are under more pressure and stress than ever before.
How to know if your stress is impacting you:
- Feeling ‘burned out’ at work
- Feeling anxious or depressed more frequently
- Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality leaves you fatigued and tired.
- Feeling angry or emotional at coworkers
Simple ways to reduce stress at work:
- Creating a positive working environment
- Open communication between employees and employers
- Healthy work-life balance (leave the office at the office!)
- Taking mental health days
- Update workplace procedures with Wellness programs
- More flexible working arrangements (work from home, alternative days etc.)
It’s more important than ever for employers and employees to communicate with each other when it comes to mental health. With more people suffering from added stress, an open and honest dialogue is the first step in addressing the issues. By raising concerns about your workplace’s impacts on stress and mental health, plans and procedures can be introduced to help alleviate the causes of stress.