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Stress Awareness

The Mental Health Foundation reported that in 2018, nearly ¾ of the UK felt ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ at some point that year. These numbers are alarmingly high, so high that we may normalise stress as a part of our daily lives.

We want to reflect on our relationship with work and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing. After all, in the workplace, it is important to treat stress and mental health problems as seriously as one would with a physical illness.

Here are our three main tips to help you thrive amidst work-life demands:

Create a comfortable work environment

A well-designed work environment can significantly impact your overall well-being and productivity. Consider the following tips to cultivate a space that supports your success:

Ergonomic Ergonomics!

Invest in ergonomic furniture and accessories to ensure that your workspace is conductive to long hours of focused work. A comfortable chair, an adjustable desk, and proper lighting can make a world of difference.

Clutter-Free Zones

Keep your workspace organised and clutter-free. A clean desk not only promotes mental clarity but also conveys a sense of professionalism. Utilize storage solutions and keep only essential items within arm’s reach.

Personal Touches

Incorporate elements that inspire you. Whether it’s artwork, plants, or motivational quotes, personal touches can create a positive and uplifting atmosphere. These may subconsciously help you during difficult moments!


Plan your days to keep organised

A well-structured day is paramount for reducing stress. Here’s a few of our tips to effectively manage your time:

Prioritize Tasks

Begin each day by identifying the most critical tasks that need to be accomplished. Assigning priority levels ensures that you focus your energy on the most impactful activities.

Time Blocking

Allocate time blocks to specific tasks or categories of work. This technique helps prevent distractions and promotes deep, focused work.

Utilize Tools and Technology

Explore productivity apps, project management software, and calendar tools to streamline your workflow. If your workplace already has these resources, then start taking full advantage of them.


Pre and Post-Work rituals

Establishing pre and post-work rituals can create healthy boundaries between your professional and personal life. This doesn’t need to be as complicated as it sounds – as you can read in our next tip!

Using your commute

Your morning commute can help you return to the daily demands of work. Checking the news and listening to career-related podcasts are a few ways you can connect. You can also use your evening commute to detach either by reading an enjoyable book or listening to your favourite music.

Reflect and Unwind

At the end of your workday, take a moment to reflect on your accomplishments. This can be as simple as jotting down your achievements or setting intentions for the next day. Engaging in these activities can encourage feeling satisfied with your day which lowers stress.

Digital Detox

Designate specific times to disconnect from digital devices. Avoiding constant notifications can help you establish boundaries and prevent work-related stress infiltrating your personal life.



The content of this article is provided for general information only. If you think you are experiencing any symptoms of mental health conditions you should seek advice from a doctor or other professional healthcare provider.