You love what you do, the years of schooling and hours spent studying were well worth it. Each day you’re helping people, but that doesn’t mean that each day is easy. Do you, your co-workers, or your employees take time to check on each other? It’s important to do a mental health check on your co-workers to make sure they’re doing okay.
Encouraging conversation in the workplace and talking through stressful times are simple steps you can take to help each other.
Try some of these strategies for managing stress in the workplace:
- Take time to chat with co-workers before you start the day, a simple smile or conversation in the morning can brighten someone’s mood.
- Encourage breaks. Whether people take breaks on their own, or break with each other, it’s important to take a few moments to step away and decompress.
- Try and have office outings or lunches. This can help employees feel comfortable while building a support system for each other.
- Encourage conversation. Let employees know talking is good and it’s sometimes the best way to overcome stress.
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