In today’s world, the expectations of constantly keeping up in a fast-paced environment while also multitasking can cause wear and tear, and may lead to burn out. Unsurprisingly, the daily grind can cause stress to pile up, but how do you beat it? Here are a few tips you can try to help reduce stress in the workplace
1 - Make a list
Create a manageable list of tasks you need to accomplish each day. Be realistic about how long your projects will take and what you can accomplish. Trying to pack too much into one day will only create more stress and anxiety.
2 - Reduce distractions
When you are feeling stressed out the last thing you need are distractions. Keep your desk clean, organized and clutter-free. Avoid too much small talk with co-workers and check email periodically if possible.
3 - Take a break
Periodic breaks throughout the work day can help boost energy and regain your focus. Try walking to the kitchen to grab a snack or organizing your workspace. Taking a moment to relax and refocus your thoughts on something other than work for a few minutes.
1 - Eat a healthy snack
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2 - Get moving
Use your lunch break to go for a walk or take time to stretch. Whether it's an hour or just 15 minutes, squeezing some exercise into your day will not only provide you with some great health benefits, but can help to relax the mind as well.
3 - Get enough sleep
Do you lie awake at night thinking about work? It's best to unwind before bed; try to read a chapter in your book or page through a magazine you haven't had a chance to look through yet.
1 - Talk it out
Connect with and share with others. Sometimes simply talking to a co-worker or your Human Resources contact can alleviate some of your stress. Letting your issues bottle up only makes things worse.
2 - Ask for help
Reaching out to co-workers for their expertise is a good way to learn new skills and develop relationships with fellow colleagues. They may even offer to take some of the workload if they're done with their tasks. Just remember to return the favor when possible.
3 - Don’t overexert yourself
Know your limitations. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish what we had planned.
At the end of the day, consider your long term condition and success. Make decisions that will prioritize not only your physical health, but mental health as well.