Does job stress affect your mental health? I would have to say, most definitely. Job stress can affect you emotionally and mentally. Job stress can affect your home life, relationships, sleep patterns and self care. Luckily there are ways to help lower job stress.
Sleep sleep sleep, sleep is key. Getting enough rest when being under workplace pressure can help regulate emotional balance, so ensure your getting a good nights rest each evening.
Healthy eating habits are also essential to lowering your job related stress and the way it affects you. At times, the stress can become heightened and affect our eating patterns, so ensure to eat your three meals a day and take good care of your body, exercise and good eating habits are key.
Priorities tasks at work can also be helpful to organize thoughts and materials. Take the time to make a list and organize what's priority to help create structure and lower stress levels. It's said that writing lists down, give you a 40% higher chance of completing the tasks, so get that note pad out.
Time is key. When we're running late we are more likely to become stressed more often. So take an extra 15 minutes in the morning to leave early and give yourself time, to avoid feeling rushed and stressed.
Self care!! Do what makes you happy, take time for yourself and surround yourself with happy, positive friends and family. Keep a gratitude journal and complete it every evening, ensuring to ground yourself.
Mindfulness, slow it all down, focus on the here and now and remember that this to shall pass.
At the end of each day disconnect from work life and enjoy the quality time with friends, family and pets.