Take Control of Your Work!
Limit stress at work
Since April is Stress Awareness Month, it is timely to discuss how to cope with stress at work. People often feel the most stressed when they are not in control of their daily activities—and this happens most frequently in the workplace.
Take control of your work routine by following these stress-reducing tips:
· Plan. Control your time by taking the first 5 minutes to lay out your day’s work, and the last 5 minutes to plan tomorrow’s work. Of course, unexpected situations may arise, but working them as much as possible into your plan will help you feel more in control and less stressed.
· Organize. Control your workspace and environment by keeping it neat and organized.
· Itemize. Control large projects by breaking them down into smaller tasks that you can tackle one at a time.
· Separate. Control your work/life balance by leaving work at work. Use your ride home to switch into family and personal gears.
County employees are reminded that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for problems such as stress, weight loss, financial issues, family problems, etc. Employees who need help determining how to tackle a personal or workplace problem can also use the EAP for information and referral. The EAP is a tool to help regain equilibrium during a stressful period. Contact the EAP at 1-800-272-3626 (1-800-BRADMAN) and/or visit http://bccnet.co.lake.fl.us/employee_services/health_benefits.aspx#sect_eap for more information on the County’s EAP.