• Take regular breaks.
  • Good nights rest (not too much sleep but not too little).
  • Prepare the night before - what to wear, lunch, other family members.
  • Make time for travelling and plan journeys.
  • Organise and prioritise tasks for each day.
  • Have your lunch break away from the desk.
  • Ensure your work area is suitable – comfortable, light, suitable equipment.
  • Keep colleagues and managers in the loop about any worries you may have.
  • Clean or tidy your desk at the end of the day.
  • Keep a structure within your day.
  • Don’t overload yourself with tasks to do - learn to say “No” to others.
  • Ensure a diplomatic attitude within difficult situations.
  • Reduce time wasting tasks.
  • Have positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Wind down after work e.g. exercise, family time.
  • Understand that work place politics are a fact of work life.
  • Know your limits- only work within your scope of knowledge.
  • Care for co-workers e.g. take interest in them, don’t give them tasks to do that they cannot fulfil.
  • Understand what lowers your stress levels and utilize the techniques.
  • Leave space for thinking time within your day.
  • Book annual leave in advance to make sure you have something to look forward to.


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