For many of us Christmas signals a time to relax and take a well-earned break from work. This time off allows us to recharge and connect with what’s important to us, but for some it can also highlight how unhappy we are at work.
If the thought of returning to work fills you with dread, you are not alone. Workplace stress is becoming increasingly common in the UK, leading to both mental and physical illness. There can be many reasons why you feel stressed in your job, from high pressure situations and a strained workload to workplace bullying and lack of work-life balance.
Whatever the cause of your stress, there are ways to tackle it. Take a look below for some suggestions to help you lower stress at work in 2016:
Learn to say no (the right way)
At work it’s easy to think you have to say yes to every request. You may think by saying no you are letting someone down or showing that you aren’t capable...