Tips To Feel Less Stressed At Work
Does the stress in your workplace affect your sleep, productivity, and even how you function every day? Then maybe it’s time to take a step back and assess your situation.
If stress is interfering with your performance at work, health, and personal life, then you have to take action. No matter how stressful your job may be, there are ways on how you can reduce your stress level at work and feel revitalized again.
- Take a deep breath
Taking a deep breath when you’re feeling overwhelmed is one of the simplest ways you can do to clear your head and restore your balance. Inhale deeply for five seconds, hold it and exhale through the nose.
- Schedule your day and set certain items to focus
Many of us usually go through each workday by pushing as much as we could until we’re done. But did you know that this is actually counter-productive? This is where scheduling your day and setting items to focus on could help.
Having an intense concentration for 90 minutes followed by a brief period of recovery is a better strategy than trying to push ourselves on everything all throughout the day. This strategy is a stress-reliever and a good way to be more productive.
- Prioritize your physical health
It’s too easy to neglect your physical health when you’re stressed. But when you’re doing something about it, like exercising regularly, eating well, and getting enough sleep, you are making yourself more resilient to stress. Be your own best critic
Another way to de-stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed is by resetting your own thoughts. Instead of telling yourself harsh comments, pump yourself by thinking encouraging thoughts.
- Reach out for help
Sometimes the best stress-reducer is reaching out to others. If you don’t have co-workers to reach out for support, reach out to your family and friends. And if you feel that you don’t have anyone to turn to, it’s never too late to build lasting friendships.
Stress is normal but when it’s too much, it can lead you to a downward spiral. Try these tips and if these still don’t work out, you may benefit from reaching out to a specialist.