Stress has been seen as a stubborn problem among bank managers. If you are a bank manager, read on and learn some helpful steps you can take to be able to manage your anxiety and stress.
Create A Solid And Meaningful Perspective. In reality, a lot of the things that stress us in the workplace, such as in a bank, are not as overwhelming as we think of them. Most often, there is no one hurt, dying, or sick that would pass as a dilemma. In fact, it won’t be necessary to take the problem to the next level, despite our negative feelings that we need to. You must have that solid perspective and keep work situations at a reasonable level to keep stress under control.
When you don’t find outlets for stress during a challenging time, you are bottling up what is weighing you down. Think of yourself as “content under pressure.” — Marni Amsellem, PhD
Have Down Time With Employees. As a manager, this can be often unlikely, but you can spend some enjoyable time with your employees as a form of relaxation for you and them as well. Don’t sit in your office the whole day, making phone calls and signing documents. Take time to know your people, talk with them, and get to know them. You’ll come to understand the challenges they face daily and be able to handle them easily. This is a constructive way to waste a little bit of time in the workplace.
Have A Strict “Me Time.” Being a manager becomes more stressful when you spend the whole day working on multiple tasks and don’t even spend a few minutes for yourself. It is wise to always set a ‘me time’ every day. It doesn’t have to be spent at a spa or a mall so you can shop and relax. You can have it in your office, especially if your schedule is tight. Ask your secretary not to disturb you for at least 30 minutes. You can listen to some music or do meditation from your smartphone. These strategies are beneficial in reducing stress and encouraging more positive energy to become more productive at work.
With an uncertain economy continually looming over our heads, most Americans understandably are feeling stressed about money, so spending a ton of it to combat stress is probably not going to help the situation. — Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Get Physical. This is so cliché, but it doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. In fact, it’s a very effective way to distress and be healthy while doing an office job. Some bank managers are lucky to have some kind of a fitness facility at their rooftops or perhaps near the bank, so it won’t be hard to exercise every day if possible. The only thing left to do is to decide to spare some time to exercise. If you’re not very eager to go to the gym, you can always go for a run after working hours, or do some abdominals during lunch break. It doesn’t matter what time. What’s important is that after physical activity, you are energized and ready to face new challenges. Getting physical IS indeed a great stress-reliever.
Get Support. Undeniably, a bank manager is often surrounded by people from all walks of life – and different sizes. These can all be sources of stress – clients, employees, family, friends, and significant others. If you are not capable of handling yourself, you might be overwhelmed and in the end, develop a mental health issue. Before this happens, it would be helpful to have a support system who can be there for you or people you can run to who know how to help you in a professional way. It can be a counselor, a therapist, or a support group of professionals who have similar stories as you.
There is stress because of unsatisfactory job conditions; fear of losing the unsatisfactory job; insecurity because of the difficulty of finding another unsatisfactory job after losing the first one; marital discord; troubled relations with children, siblings or parents; addictions of various kinds; financial problems; medical problems including those affecting loved ones; discord in the world at large ranging from economic crisis to political strife and violence; the list is endless. — Srikumar Rao Ph.D.
Stress is an inevitable part of being a bank manager – or a manager in general. Hopefully, you can learn from these constructive tips mentioned above so you can handle your stress triggers in no time.