Chronic stress (different to acute stress) reducing tactics include:
-Sleeping 8 hours per day
-Having a healthy diet
-Noticing your needs and giving yourself what you need
-Diversifying your idenitity
How to cope with acute STRESS can be remembered by utilising the word as an acronym:
-Slow down in the moment, sit-down
-Take deeper breaths
-Eat something healthy and drink water
-Say clearly what you would like or need
Recognising whether another person is utilising a rational thought process can factor into choosing when to engage in a difficult conversation with him or her. If that person is in a reactive or irrational mindset, it may be better to wait.
Just because you can do something extra at work doesn't mean that you need to or should. Part of managing your career and avoiding burnout is knowing when to say 'no' to pieces of work outside of the scope of your job description with grace and confidence.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.