Know when stress can be busted and when it can’t

That familiar feeling of tired, gritty eyes, a headache, and shoulders that feel like you have bench-pressed 100kg – stress. The question is, what can you do about it, and when is it time to change your role?

Understanding that stress can be due to work, your personal life or a combination of both is important, as it will help you to understand what changes you can make.

First of all, try stress-busting tips from the NHS:

  • Be active – It reduces emotional intensity.
  • Take control – Empower yourself to find a solution.
  • Connect with people – A network of support.
  • Time for you – Do something just for you.
  • Challenge yourself – Set a new goal to achieve.
  • Avoid unhealthy habits – Reduce heavy reliance on alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.
  • Help others – Assisting others feels good.
  • Work smarter, not harder – Get organised and prioritise tasks.
  • Be positive – Be a glass half full person.
  • Accept the things you can’t change – Focus on the aspects you can change.

Changing your role

Handling stress in the workplace is a challenge, and even though there are some stress-busting techniques, sometimes it is time for a change in role.

This may seem extreme, but often roles evolve to more than you can give, and where employers do not listen to your business case for change – it is time to look elsewhere.

Don’t fall into the trap of walking into a similar business, with a similar role and similar problems. Before you start looking for a job, it pays to discuss what you like and dislike with a Public Practice Recruitment Ltd professional, so they can help you to find the best role for you.

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Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is an established and experienced business that specialises in finding the most suitable candidates within the accountancy field. For more information, you can visit our website, call us on 0333 5777 787 or email


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