Stress occurs when there is an imbalance between demands and resources over a longer period of time. Stress caused by conditions at work is occupationally related and must be addressed at the workplace.
Stress is not the same as being busy. Stress is a state of imbalance between demands and resources over a long period of time. It is an emotional and physical reaction – not an illness.
The causes of stress are many and occur both in working life and private life. It is different which stressors stress us and how much stress each of us can handle.
Do you experience a balance between the demands of the work and your own resources? Try to coordinate expectations for the tasks with your boss, so you know when a task has been solved satisfactorily.
If you become ill from stress, it is often a long-term process, but with the right active efforts from your own doctor/psychologist and the workplace, you can get back to work again.
If you have been on sick leave with stress, it is important that you plan how you will return to work.
As a manager, you must help prevent stress in the workplace. Be aware of symptoms of stress among your employees, and take inquiries about stress seriously.
If you find that employees in the store are showing symptoms of stress, you should raise the problem in the health and safety group.