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Office Stress Relief Solutions

Whatever your job or role inside a business industry and career, there are trials, tribulations and challenges that will produce office stress, which needs to be dealt with. This can be stress of an overbearing employer, an uncomfortable seating situation or a large amount of deadlines and targets for a sales driven job. Aspects of stress can be dealt with by both the business and the individual and while both have a responsibility, it is ultimately the person suffering with the office stress to make changes to his or her lifestyle to cope. So whether it’s doing something relaxing or changing around your daily habits, these are some of the tips I have picked up throughout my career to beating stress and making my office job a pleasure rather than a burden through my body management.

Discover the Source of your Office Stress:

You need to know thy enemy before you are able to work out a solution to combat your office stress. If it is in regards to your impeding deadlines or simply an annoyance with a co-worker singing next door, you may need to have a different solution to each of those problems. Some situations can be solved and therefore eliminated as sources of stress through certain planning and avoidance strategies but others require you to develop a coping mechanism to deal with the stress. Sometimes office regulations need to be reminded to people to reduce stress or simply you need to change the way you approach your workload to avoid it piling up. Identifying what makes you stressed automatically makes the task simpler to deal with.

Coping mechanisms for your own stress:

During your day in the office, it’s easy to forget about the need to take breaks when you are feeling the stress of office life with thousands of deadlines and each task falling under a more urgent category than the last. Taking a 10-15 minute break 3 or 4 times during the day will result in you being more productive. Speaking to management about organising a relaxing area for workers, perhaps including a foosball table or a video games system can create a space for employee relaxation. While these are thought to reduce productivity, studies have actually shown their benefits to top tier companies. If you have loud and distracting co-workers, consider using earphones or ear plugs to enable you to focus better on your tasks and if other individuals are consistently interrupting your flow to ask assistance or questions, ask them perhaps to use an unobtrusive means, such as email or IM.

Making your work schedule and workspace your own will reduce your stress and make for an easier day, and life in your career. Make sure you manage your working hours, the way you need to within the framework of your company.

Dave Tucker is a freelance author with numerous years of experience in the business world. With numerous different opportunities he has had in serviced offices Glasgow and throughout the UK, Dave as advised on aspects such as humoan resources for medium enterprises as well as where to find the best office space for rent in metropolitan areas.


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Top Three Office Perks

There are some things about certain offices that really make you jealous. Whether it’s the fancy modern glass building or the person they hire to bring round food at lunch time, other offices always seem to have things in – or visiting them – that you want. Heck, yours might even actually have better facilities and yet the grass will still always look greener on the other side. But what are the most popular perks available in the contemporary office, and would your working life actually be dramatically improved by having one – or all – of them at your disposal? Read ’em and weep…

  • Sandwich delivery

This is great for those of us who find ourselves short of time or, worse yet, working into our lunch breaks. Local bakeries and cafés in big cities often offer a sandwich delivery service (or perhaps the building canteen if your company is based in one big enough), which generally involves staff coming round the office with baskets or trolleys full of food. Frequently – and especially if the company in question is a bakery – other foods are available (sometimes drinks as well), typically other kinds of baked goods such as cakes and cookies.

When the boss books you and your coworkers monthly massages in the comfort of your own office then you know you’ve got it good. Aside from being great for more obvious problems such as aches and pains, they can also help relieve stress, lessen the risk of repetitive strain injuries and leave you feeling relaxed yet energised enough to take on the rest of the day. Today there are a number of companies that offer on site massage services, which usually take place in a quiet room in a special massage chair with no need for any messy oils or even removal of clothing. Bliss.

  • Office cleaners

You may think this hardly worthy of being called a perk at all, but without cleaners life at your office would be far less pleasant. As such, you should show them a suitable amount of courtesy should you encounter them in their day to day work. Without cleaners – who probably get paid much less than you – you wouldn’t have nice, clean staff bathrooms, desks and carpets (despite the fact that you’re the one who spews crumbs all over your office space in the first place). However, if your office is really trendy then maybe you have a Roomba.

Mark Johnson worked as an office cleaner while he was at uni, but now he’s one of the annoying desk workers that gets in the way of those long suffering folk.


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