Balance work and play to cut stress | Career Boosters | Career Centre | ClassifiedPost Hong Kong
Home > Career Centre > Career Boosters > Survival Tips > Balance work and play to cut stress
Career Boosters
Balance work and play to cut stress
Michael Page
update on Friday, June 17, 2011
Share

Managing stress in the office will help you cope with your workload and develop a positive attitude. You need to plan your day around crucial tasks and set aside time for yourself.

It is also essential to consult your colleagues when you encounter difficulties at work. 

Prioritising

It is important to determine the most urgent tasks for the day and to manage the amount of time needed to complete them. If unsure, ask your manager for advice. Low-priority responsibilities can be scheduled for a later date or delegated to another colleague. Being able to put all your energy into a major project - rather than doing other tasks that can be done the next day - will alleviate stress. 

Organising your day

Once you have defined your priorities, organise your day around them. For example, approach larger projects early in the day when you are most focused and take on administrative duties later. You can be more efficient by grouping similar tasks. You will then be able to minimise stress as you complete a range of activities. 

Balancing work and play

You must also take time out for yourself to de-stress and improve productivity. You can do exercise or sports, have lunch with friends or join a social club. 

Talking to your team

It is also essential to discuss your concerns with your teammates and manager. Sharing your worries and receiving guidance from team members is an effective way to relieve stress.

Jason Hemens, corporate communications manager, Michael Page International

Leave a comment
Leave your comment
* Mandatory Fields
* Name
* Email address
 
 
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
* Comment
 
         
Leave a comment
Search Career Centre
Match Jobs
Our world-class job-matcing technology will match your profile with quality jobs from HK's best companies.