Awareness can help
Simply allowing yourself to talk about how you’re feeling can make a difference. Whether you speak to your family, or open up at work, being able to vent your frustrations will help not just you but also those you work with. After all, most of your staff are probably feeling the same way and may appreciate the opportunity to express what they’re going through as well.
Know your limits
It’s not uncommon to lean on things that make us feel worse in an attempt to feel better when we’re down. Whether it’s alcohol, food or something else, these vices can become a crutch. If you know this is an issue for you or some of your staff, you can make small changes that help. Look at meal and shift times to see if they can be any more ‘family friendly’, or encourage people to head home rather than going out for a drink at the end of their shift.
Give yourself a break
While we know it’s easier said than done, no one can work 24/7 without a break. Even if you’re only able to find an hour, make it valuable - go for a jog or take your kids to the park. That small break can make all the difference to your headspace and keep you motivated.
While you won’t be able to eliminate the pressure of the Christmas season, you can at least take some comfort in knowing that you’ll get through it.