Studying Work Patterns

Stress can be insidious and cumulative. The best way to avoid suffering from it is to learn to anticipate it. By analyzing and pinpointing events and times that regularly cause stress, it is possible to set about preventing further problems from occurring.

Recognizing stressful times

In the aftermath of a stressful time at work, it is easy to forget just how you managed to cope. In order to analyze stress effectively and make changes, you need to recognize your own patterns and cycles of behaviour. To do this, familiarize yourself with those times of year, month, week, and day when you find you are most busy, keep records of the problems you experience, and obtain feedback from colleagues on how you perform when stressed. ...

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