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 new course 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!
- Explore the key concepts relating to stress
- Understand how stress affects you emotionally and physically
- Recognise the signs of burnout and the toll stress can take on your health
- Discover the symptoms of stress and workplace pressure triggers
- Learn how to change your perceptions and manage personal stress and pressure
- Find out how to take action in high-pressure situations
- Learn how to deal with over-analysis and over-confidence
- Uncover how different work style types deal with pressure
- Learn how to deal with stressed colleagues
- Learn how to adopt relaxation and mindfulness techniques
- Discover how to control stress with the ABC model
- Learn how to achieve a healthy work/life balance
- Understand how your behavioural style affects your life balance
- Explore the benefits of simplifying your life
- Explore passive, aggressive and assertive behaviours
- Learn how to set your limits and reframe situations
- Understand the barriers that make change difficult
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’, our Stress Management Program 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!