National Stress Awareness Day

Our top tips to help cope with the demands of your job and reduce stress!

Saturday 2nd November is National Stress Awareness Day!

Most of us enter the healthcare profession because we are passionate about what we do. It is important to make a difference to the services we support and the patients we see. We want to be successful in our career but finding time to enjoy life outside of work is equally important.

No matter how much you love your job and love what you do, stress can have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing.

That’s why it’s important to develop healthy habits and coping strategies to help you to avoid stress.

Take a look at our top tips to help cope with the demands of your job and reduce stress!

 

1. It is ok to say “No.” 

As healthcare professionals it is often in your nature to say yes whenever anybody asks for your help.  However, it is ok to put yourself first and say no.

 

2. It’s ok to sit down and put your feet up!

After a busy demanding shift why not put on some relaxing music and take the time to sit down and put your feet up, read a book or magazine!

 

 3. Do something every day that makes YOU happy.

Whether that is taking your dog for a walk, going to the gym or going for a run, it could be baking or playing games with your family. Whatever it is that makes you feel happy and relaxed make the time each day to do what makes you happy.

 

 4.  Spend time outside

Did you know that just spending time in the great outdoors can reduce feelings of fear and stress? Think about having your morning cuppa outside, make sure you get outside on your lunch break, or even take a short walk and take in the scenery around you.

 

5. Try exercising!

Did you know that taking regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage stress and burnout in the long term?

Exercise increases the release of endorphins and as a result, can improve your mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can also help you sleep better!

 

6. Make work, work for you!

Flexible working can be a great thing – whether it’s part-time, condensed hours, term-time working or home working – it gives people the opportunity to balance their work and their lives.

Working flexibly means you can fit work around home and family life this can have a positive impact on your overall quality of life.

It is not only great for employees but it is good for employers too, offering flexible working can mean an increase in motivation and productivity, reductions in time off sick and can improve overall outputs.

 

At Hallam Medical we find you flexible work to suit you and your life outside of work.

You work when you want and where you want. Our consultants take the time to listen to you and work hard to find you placements that you will enjoy!

Find out more about working with us here.

You can always talk to a member of our team on 0333 800 0395.