Engineering stress and wellness: 5 Takeaways from The Engineer-ish Podcast Episode
Let’s play a game:
Which option would you say is the one that causes you the most stress as an engineer?
A. Unrealistic deadlines
B. Negotiation/communication between cross-functional teams (especially when some may not want to cooperate)
This is one of the questions shared on this podcast episode. Both options are so common when you work in engineering. Many times the team works after hours to meet unrealistic deadlines, this causes stress, anger, frustration, but at the end the job has to be done.
OR, you may be in a position where you have to work with cross-functional teams and some of the team members are not really cooperating. Here comes frustration, stress, and lots of venting to push through the disagreements and find common ground.
Today, I want to share this podcast episode where you will find three engineers sitting down for a candid conversation on balancing stress in the field of engineering and the tools that can help us avoid burnout.
It is not easy to be vulnerable and share my full story on how I ended up on this path, but through the ups and downs of life and professional career, it was what was meant to happen.
Here are 5 takeaways shared on this episode about engineering stress and wellness:
- Take time for yourself and move your body
- Pay attention to what you consume (from food to content)
- Communication is key
- Incorporate wellness breaks throughout your workday
- Meditation and breathing can help reduce stress and improve your experience in the workplace, even during challenging times.
Which option would you choose from the question above? Share in the comments
Also, feel free to leave us a comment on your biggest takeaway.
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