Find out about your career options at the gradireland careers fair on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
SpunOut.ie will have a stand on the day in partnership with gradireland, where we’ll be running a quiz for graduates as well as hosting a panel discussion on the importance of workplace wellbeing, in collaboration with a Great Place to Work, Tesco, and Workday.
Find out more about the gradireland careers fair here.
If your workload is too much and is causing strain on your mental health, what is the best thing to do?
If you are feeling overwhelmed at work it is important to speak to someone about it. Bottling things up will not help but if you speak to someone, such as your manager, you may be able to find a solution to lessen your workload or to work more efficiently. If you speak to a manager and feel like you are not heard, see if there is someone else at your work who may be able to help you. You may feel like sharing the fact that you are stressed is admitting a failure but this is not true. Everyone struggles with their workload from time to time and it is normal to ask for help.
If you are feeling stressed at work, what can you do to help and relieve your stress?
There are many ways that you can help and relieve your stress at work. Try some of the suggestions above such as creating a plan, taking breaks and asking for help to manage your stress levels. Read more about other methods you can use to reduce your stress at work.
What are common reasons why you might feel stressed at work?
People can feel stressed for all different reasons but most commonly it is due to large work loads and negative working environments. Being organised can help you feel more on top of your workload but sometimes the workload made also be unrealistically big. If you feel like too much is expected of you speak to your manager and see if you can find a solution. If you feel stressed at work due to a negative work environment this can be really tough and take a toll on both your physical and mental health. Sometimes, there is nothing you can do to improve a negative working environment and if it is taking a toll on your health it is best to leave the job.
How can I organise my time better at work?
Setting yourself time frames within to do your work can help to keep you focused throughout the day. Breaking your tasks into 50 minute time slots can help to motivate you to concentrate on a specific project for a certain amount of time. After the 50 minutes you will also be able to look at what you achieved and see if you used your time wisely. Breaking your day into slots also means you can give yourself allocated times for breaks throughout the day. Taking breaks is important and will help you achieve your daily goals. If you feel that you can’t set time frames due to the volume of your workload. Talk to your manger about helping you set timelines and time frames.
What are signs of work related stress?
There are many different signs that can indicate you are experiencing work related stress. Periods of work related stress can be common but if it is ongoing in can really have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Remember, your health and wellbeing is more important than your job and needs to be prioritised. If you are experiencing stress from work you should speak to someone about it. Ask is the company has an employee assistance programme (EAP) or other services that may be available to support you. There are also plenty of things you can do outside of work to help reduce your stress. Exercising , spending time with friends and practising meditation are just some of the ways you can focus on your mental wellbeing.
If you find yourself procrastinating at work you should try?
Procrastination is something which most people experience. People can procrastinate in different ways but normally it is when a person will do something else rather than the work that they need to do. A little bit of procrastination is fine but if you find you are procrastinating so much that you are not getting your work done, then it can become a problem. Taking regular breaks can help you to focus on your work and recharge your energy levels during the day. If you work in an office take your break away from your desk to give your eyes a rest from your screen.
How can I set SMART goals in work?
If you want to set goals in work then you should try to make them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. In doing do you will be able to plan out your projects step by step and have a realistic idea of what can be achieved within a certain time frame.
How can I improve my working relationship with my colleagues?
Communication is key to having a good working relationship with your colleagues. Checking in on the progression of a project or a task that you have to do that day can help you to have a clearer idea in your mind of what needs to be done. If something is going wrong with your work or you are having an issue be honest with them, they may be able to offer you support where you need it.