At work most workers deal with some form of stress. Some factors may be concerns of job security, tight deadlines, a large number of projects, and fear of making mistakes. Add on top of that factors outside of the workplace such as family issues or health issues.
However, there are ways to help reduce your stress levels while at work. Here is a list of 5 ways to help reduce work related stress.
Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and clear your mind for two to five minutes. Do this every two to three hours at work and it will help you relax, recharge, and refocus.
2. Take a walk
Spring has just arrived so during your lunch break take a short walk outside. This will greatly improve your mood and reenergize you for the remainder of the work day. Nature’s best cure is fresh air, movement, and sunshine.
If you have a desk job sitting for long periods of time puts a lot of stress on your eyes and back. Every couple hours try some stretching and desk exercises. Check out these desk exercises.
4. To-do list
To do list can help prioritize and keep you on track. But a mile long to-do list can really stress someone out. Make sure your to-do list is specific, measurable, attainable, and includes time limits. Also, don’t start with the first thing on your list in the morning. See if there is something short and easy to do first because it is rewarding seeing things marked off your list.
5. Turn on music
Music on in the background can help reduce stress. Though be considerate to fellow co-workers and bring in headphones and crank up your favorite tunes. If you are tired then turn on a fast tempo song to reenergize.