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Work on building sites can be stressful. Especially considering that construction workers often have to stick to deadlines while adhering to the necessary safety procedures, this can be a stressful task. There is however some simple steps to follow in overcoming stress.
- Remember your site training and general construction safety training. Take responsibility for your own physical and emotional wellbeing.
- Determine in advance the habits and negative attitudes you possess that add to the stress you experience.
- Develop better communication skills to ease and improve your relationships with management and co-workers, this is also vital to your safety and in an emergency.
- Learn to recognise the warning signs of excessive stress at work. Short periods of stress are not as harmful as a job where you are stressed constantly. Look out for the warning signs that may include health effects, depression and other emotional effects.
- Take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise, eat healthier, get enough sleep and cut down on alcohol and caffeine which may all contribute to lessening stress.
- Take a break and relax for a while if the stress seems too much to handle. Recharge yourself before taking on the next task.