A survey questioning 1000 jobseekers on the TipTopJob sites about how they deal with stress at work found that almost a third of people take a walk to instantly reduce stress at work. 27% of people revealed that going for a walk was how they dealt with stressful situations in the workplace.
Second to this, a quarter of the respondents “treated” themselves. This took the form of treating themselves with some food they do not normally eat or visiting the shop to buy themselves something to cheer them up! Who can deny retail therapy to lift the mood? Surprisingly no-one reported reading as a de-stresser, only 10% went out to see their friends and luckily, only 3% sunk their heads in alcohol after work. 19% decided to take some time off from work to combat stress and 17% exercised.
Just as stress can affect people in different ways, handling and dealing with stress also varies from one person to another. What works for one person, may not for a colleague. It is about finding what makes you feel good and what reduces your stress and dealing with it in your own way.
Corinne Hutchinson, from TipTopJob, comments,
“Stress is rife in today’s busy and complex living. People have to work out their limits and find situations that make them feel less stressed. If not, the knock on effect on individuals can be severe and second to that can impact on performance at work which nobody wants. We have some articles in our Career Centre about dealing with stress to help people to get through difficult times.”