Let’s be honest, most of us will be stressed at work at one time or another, but I’ve found that there are certain factors that need to be in place if I want my working life to be as stress-free as possible.
I’ve found it essential to develop assertive communication skills and a healthy respect for my own time (and ability to focus). With this, it makes it easier to establish clear boundaries with colleagues and clients.
I also need to work towards meaningful and measurable goals and do so in an agency that has clear values and purpose.
- Do the agency’s values compliment my own?
- Do I trust the people I work with?
- Is communication with my manager so good that I can almost predict what they’ll think, say or do in a certain situation?
These factors all contribute to a feeling of safety and security, and when you feel both of these apply to your workplace, daily stress becomes much less of a problem.
You can read my full post on the issue over at PR Moment.