Inch by inch. Life’s a cinch. Yard by yard. Life gets hard. Take some time to just breathe deeply then resize your life.
Did you Know?
April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month!
Stress, like Covid-19, is a great public health challenge of our time. Its rate of occurrence and impact still has not being taken as seriously as it should be. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia, and digestive problems. Individually we need to understand what is causing our personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us. The current pandemic has also caused increased concerns that lead to greater stress, these include feelings of disconnection, uncertainty, and worry about loss of control.
5 Good Ways To Eliminate Stress At Work
Take Three or More Deep Breaths Hourly
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by coming out of a tense meeting or otherwise, and you need to clear your head, a moment of deep breathing will likely help you to restore balance and inner harmony. Simply inhale for five seconds through the nose, hold for 5 seconds and exhale for ten seconds slowly through your nose or mouth, with equal mental counts.
Rethink your routines. Do I need more self-care?Did you know that eating badly, physical inactivity and poor sleep all significantly stress your body. They can also affect how you react to anxiety and stress? Sleep is a critical recovery period for the body. If racing thoughts keep you from falling asleep or you wake up in the night consider consulting with a professional for support. Assess your self-care habits, then set a plan to improve in critical areas. Focus on one habit at a time with a friend.
Change the Storyline. Your perspective of stressful office events is typically a matter of interpretation of the facts, often seen through the filter of your own past and learnt way of thinking. However, if you should step back and take a view of the situation from other perspectives, you’ll likely see more effective ways to solve your challenges and not get into you own way. Try a simple trick of mentally removing yourself from the situation and then think of how your ‘best self’ would feel about and handle the situation in the best of times.
Identify Self-Imposed Stress. Learn to stop self imposing stress and build your resilience at the same time . This may be, you being too caught up in others’ perceptions of yourself – which you can’t control, or you becoming stressed out by the minutiae of life, or you engaging in avoidance behaviors like procrastination. Make a quick list of areas you can do well with a shift your self-sabotage attitude and habits. Start recognizing the triggers for each and then create a counter response to help.
Live and Work Playfully. Life and work is not all serious or filled with deep stuff. We need to have plain old fun to really have a happy work and life. Give some time throughout your day to pleasing your inner child. Regularly injecting fun into your day will lead to a more satisfying life. You can add more joy to your life by ensuring that you share at least 20 smiles or laughs each day. This is also vital to your well-being and overall health.
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