Did you know that one in five Australians has taken time off work in the past 12 months because they’ve felt anxious, stressed or depressed? Are you one of those 21 per cent?
We all deserve a life outside of work to enjoy our ‘downtime’. However, being continually stressed can lead to poor work performance and have adverse long-term effects on your physical and emotional wellbeing.
People also react to pressure differently, so it’s important to identify what makes you stressed, and leverage techniques to manage what’s causing it. As a result, you’ll feel happier, healthier and improve your focus and productivity.
And that’s where our Certificate of Stress Management for Professionals comes in! The way you complete our stress management course is also stress-free. Using our interactive, self-paced guide, you can take as much or as little time as you need – you’ll be reaping the benefits before you know it!
- Signs of stress and list of stressors
- Symptoms and effects of stress
- Causes of occupational and or workplace stress
- Overcoming stress-based issues
- Effective managers/team leaders
- Angry/abusive customers
- Employee turnover
- Lack of control/autonomy
- Rostering and repetition
- Targets / KPI’s
- Reliable technology
- Stress in the work environment
- Measuring stress levels
- Signs of behavioural stress
- Stress management techniques
- The mechanics of stress
- Stressful situations
- 3 levels of stress management
- Areas of stress within personal control
- Strategies to reduce stress
- Individual techniques to prevent feeling stressed
- Well structured teams
- Personal factors
- Behavioural signs of stress
- Time management and job priorities
- Coaching staff
- Internal and external support
- Engaging team members
- Communication strategy
- Team meetings
- Supportive teams
- Monitoring staff performance
- Staff reviews
- Supporting team members
- Responding to signs of stress
- Work/life balance
- Outcomes and action plans
…. And more!
Common Causes Of Work Stress
A variety of things can cause stress, which can include the below. How does your workplace stack up?
- A toxic culture or lack of culture
- Trauma and/or loss of control, people or resources
- Low or no-change management practices
- Bad management practices
- Client and colleague demands
- Your working environment, including poor ergonomics
- Employee relationships including role conflict
- Mismatched team or individual skillsets
How To Tell If You’re Stressed
Life can be so busy that we sometimes lose sight of the fact that we are feeling pressured. Not sure if you’re exhibiting signs of stress at work? Then ask yourself:
- Do you always miss lunch to get work done? It does show dedication. However, it is unhealthy, won’t help your energy levels, and it’s also a sign that you’ve got too much work on your plate (excuse the pun!)
- Do you often work at home after hours? Home should be your relaxation space, and working at night or on weekends can force you to avoid nurturing relationships and hobbies that are important to your wellbeing.
- Is your work often rushed? Stressed employees who feel overwhelmed often rush through projects, which can result in outputs that are incomplete, incorrect or just sub-standard.
- Are you overly emotional, irritable or edgy? Stressed people often behave in uncharacteristic ways, like losing their temper over minor events, or crying over things that would not usually be an issue.
- Do your attention levels fade during meetings or do you randomly jump from one project to another? Having too much happening at once may cause you to lose focus and be unproductive.
If you answered any of the above with a yes, stress management courses, such as our Certificate of Stress Management for Professionals will equip you with valuable tools that can help you negotiate the pressures of the modern working world. Super-charge your performance and your career!