January 21st, 2019 by Caragh Medlicott
Stress is something we’re all familiar with. While stress can affect many different areas of our lives, you’re probably most familiar with the effect that stress can have within your workplace and day to day working routine. Stress is something that can hit you at any time and isn’t always the bad thing we see it as. In small doses, a little bit of stress can do wonders for your ability to take on new challenges and give your productivity that extra boost. However, while experiencing some stress in the workplace is normal, excessive stress can have a severely detrimental effect on your mental health, causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious and can even take a toll on your physical health. According to recent studies, stress amounts to nearly 40% of all work-related illness. Yet, even with stress affecting so many of us, many employees may feel reluctant to talk about it in work. But ultimately, dealing with stress when it occurs can help to improve our health and happiness in all areas of our lives.
Whether it’s your workload that’s causing you stress, or perhaps you’re struggling to come up with a good idea for your next project; Mind Maps are a great way to think outside the box and tackle your stress with a different approach.