5 ways to say “Stop!” if you’re under too much pressure at work

If you’re suffering from extreme burnout, and you don’t cope well under pressure (almost everyone) then you’re probably in need of a way out before you collapse into a little ball of stress on the floor.

Don’t worry though, because we’ve got you covered. Our list of ways to remove the pressure from your shoulders is guaranteed to have you feeling in tip top productive shape in the blink of an eye.

Take a look and tell us we’re wrong. Go on, we dare you.

1. Talk to someone

Taking a well-earned break to talk through your office problems with a trusted co-worker is the perfect way to release tension.

Whether it’s a good moan at a friend or a calm explanation to your colleague (calm? Yeah, alright) it doesn’t matter as long as you let things out.

2. Slam the breaks on

Having the foresight to slow down a bit when you’re in need of relaxation is vital.

When you’re under a lot of pressure you don’t think as clearly as you do when things are a little calmer, so you’re likely to get things wrong and make everything ten times worse. So don’t.

3. It’s all in the past

Remembering your past successes (probably in similar stressful circumstances) will help to put your fears on ice.

You’ve done all this before so why are you worrying? You didn’t screw up then, so you won’t screw up now.

4. Visualisation station

If you can’t see yourself completing certain tasks in your mind, then you won’t finish them in real life.

So visualise yourself heading home at the end of the week with a big fat grin on your face, everything done during five great days. Easy peasy.

5. It’s a challenge

Everything is a test in life, and you know it. You’re also so up for it that nothing can bring you down. Here we go.

Now what?