5 Anti-Stress Ideas
Do you suffer from stress at work? Well, you’re not alone. Around 20% of Canadians suffer from work-related stress disorders or work-related pathologies. All studies show that to be relaxed and in a positive state makes the brain far more dynamic and performant. Here are some little tips to help you fight stress on a day-to-day basis.
1. Get Organized
A sense of control helps to reduce stress. The proper planning of one’s day helps one keep in mind priorities while occulting distractions and helps to meet deadlines. This is a simple way to gain a feeling of control, to banish chaos and help feed a healthy work attitude.
2. Seek Harmony
If your stress level is too high, one must look for its cause and seek a remedy. Do not hesitate to seek help from a manager or a colleague. Interpersonal conflicts and internal crisis situations have no right of sanctuary in the workplace, and we all have the right not to be submitted to such situations. Physical and mental comfort in the workplace is paramount. Learn to relax through techniques such as breathing exercises and the psychological process of mindfulness.
3. Take Advantage of Breaks
Do not hesitate to take time for lunch and on occasion, to get out of the office for it. This is essential to one’s psychological well-being. Such well-being as well as productivity will suffer if one does not take such breaks on occasion. Try getting outside, taking a walk, such activity will soothe nervous tension and help the mind to focus.
4. Eat and Sleep Well
Less coffee, less sugar! Putting aside exterior stimulants will help one maintain a good level of energy while reducing the level of stress hormones in the body. A good night’s sleep of at least seven hours is also a must.
Physical activity will liberate endorphins in the system, which helps to regulate moods and relieve excess energy accumulated by stress. All physical activity is a boon to the system. Yoga is an excellent choice, no matter what kind of shape you’re in.