Monday, August 11, 2008

Handling stress at work

Handling stress at work is very important for a call center employee as you're working in the most stressfull shift, the graveyard shift.
  • Drink a lot of water. This universal solvent is the best lubricant for your brain.
  • Take deep breaths. Take the elevator once a while or if its just two or three floors always take the elevator.
  • Do not work overtime for some little money. Remember a good balance of work life and your personal life is the key to success. Or if thirst for success is what is causing stress, dont just work hard, work hard to collect facts(knowledge), but start thinking how to use those facts.
  • Team outing is good but once in a while. If you ask me I would never want to see the same faces again on an outing, so I try to stay away from most of the team outing.
  • Do not sit for a long time. Stand up, stretch, walk around this would help circulate blood to your brain.
  • Punch a pillow, if you are provided with one. I've seen most of my colleagues punching the walls of the cubicle to let their frustration out.
  • Socialize: Not always do you get to sit with your friends in a call center. And if you dont socialize you will feel bored and the day(night) may feel long.
  • If its a person at work who is causing the stress, talk to him/her if he is approchable, else ignore him/her.
  • Time management: Learn to manage your time. If you are spending too much time in travelling to work, find a way to cut it down.
  • Take up a hobby like singing, reading, anything that interests you.
  • Sleep well: A person working in a call center do not get a lot of time to sleep, sleep well.
  • Find some of your own ways to handle stress at work.
  • Okay i'm not an expert on this but I think the best way to handle stress at work is to give up the idea that you are stressed or just dont think too much about it.

Please share your ways of relaxation, even if its funny.