You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there are never enough hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control over stress than you might think. Stress management is all about taking charge of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems – problems, by the way, which we all face on a daily basis. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.
Research from around the world indicates that the modern work environment can expose employees to potential risks (sometimes unnoticed), which can cause serious, though often slow burning, negative impact on both employee and employer. At the end, stress is linked to workplace productivity outcomes and should be considered as a factor in setting up workplace policies. As more is known about stress in the workplace, there is an increasing need to ensure that programmes to address the impact of stress are focused on ‘site specific’ issues-general programmes which have tended to focus on time management and /or a general overview of stress have their uses, but more focused site specific actions are needed.
The sources of stress in one’s life and occupation may differ and as such, Gede Foundation’s “Managing Stress in Workplace Programme’’ targets specific workplace stressors and address them with full engagement of both employees and employers. You can reach out to Godwin Etim via firstname.lastname@example.org to address stress as it relates to your workplace.