Expert insight: Three ways to manage stress

According to research, 80 percent of people have felt stress on the job due to feelings of being overloaded with work
Expert insight: Three ways to manage stress
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 19 Sep 2018 08:22 AM

We’ve all had stressful days at work – it’s natural, particularly for entrepreneurs and those working in start-ups. It’s not easy, and it can often lead to mistakes or worse.

According to research, 80 percent of people have felt stress on the job due to feelings of being overloaded with work, while the Harvard Business Review estimates that between 60 to 80 percent of workplace accidents are directly related to stress.

But, according to Ebraheem Al Samadi, the CEO of the Al Samadi Group and Forever Rose London, a luxury rose brand, stress can be managed with a few simple steps:

1. Plan ahead: Planning your work schedule at least a day in advance is a great way to avoid last-minute panic. Although problems are sometimes unavoidable, having a general outline of your day will help ease your day-to-day routine. Use a daily planner to note your appointments, or the calendar app on your e-mail.

2. Stay entertained: After a long day at the office, there’s no better way to unwind than grab some popcorn and watch comething funny. Whether a classic rom-com, a TV show or stand-up comedy special, there’s nothing like laughter to help one de-stress. Taking your mind of work is a good way to be focus when you head back into office the next day.

3. Having a positive outlook on every aspect of your life will help keep your stress levels down. Keep flowers on your desk and have your favourite motivational saying in front of you in order to stimulate positive energy within your work space. Surrounding yourself with good vibes throughout the day will help you stay calm and productive even on the worse days.

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