Managing stress while you work


Under pressure? In the third of his Independent Practitioner Today series, consultant psychologist Dr Michael Sinclair gives five tips for managing stress on the job – without trying to eradicate it.

Stress bigMy last two articles of this series have highlighted the real stressors that come with working as a medical consultant and how suffering in silence is usually not a good idea.

You have also been invited to consider the strategies that you tend to use to cope with stress and to explore whether they work well for you or not.

Now I am keen to introduce you to some interesting and effective alternatives for coping with stress that you might want to try out, especially if you find that the way you have been responding to stress hasn’t been helpful for you, in the longer term, anyway.