In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become omnipresent in our daily lives. Whether it’s due to work, family obligations, or financial worries, most of us experience stress. But what many people don’t realize is that stress can have serious consequences for our physical and mental health. From headaches and digestive problems to depression and anxiety, the effects of stress can be far-reaching and long-lasting.

How to manage stress at work?

One effective way to manage stress at work is to practice good time management. Often, feeling overwhelmed and stressed at work can be a result of having too much to do in too little time. Prioritizing tasks, breaking down larger projects into smaller tasks, and setting realistic deadlines can reduce stress and increase productivity. Additionally, taking breaks throughout the day can help to recharge and refocus. Taking a short walk, doing some stretching, or simply stepping away from your desk for a few minutes can help to clear your mind and reduce stress. There are now companies that have implemented workplace health programs to support the well-being of employees and reduce stress levels in the workplace. For example: exercise classes or mental health resources.

Am I stressed in my work? What helps me?

It was rare times that I stressed in my work. It only happened when I felt too busy and when it seemed that I lack time. Bad time management can be a source of stress and it was at my work with AiNA soa that I learned to manage my time well. I always tried to plan and organize my work with the tools I have: stick notes, personal agenda, calendar view … and it worked. But recently, I had the opportunity to learn how to use a new scheduling software and it’s amazing. I haven’t fully mastered it yet but I can already see that it will give a better result than before.

Sometimes when I feel low on energy, I enjoy walking around the office yard where we have plenty of greenery.

By taking proactive steps to manage stress, we improve our own well-being, create a more productive workplace and contribute to a less stressful work environment for ourselves and our colleagues.

“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.” (Maureen Killoran)

I wish you all a stress-free time!

Daniella, Planning Manager at AiNA soa