There comes a time between 8.30am in the morning and that 5pm
mark in the afternoon where yelling at the top of your lungs can seem
like the only practical solution to relieving the jungle feeling going
on in your head. We have all felt it, some of us more often than others.
So what are some tips that can help stress? After a little research
from various sources. Here are some tips that are definitely worth
giving a try to make that work day a little less stressful:
One – Breathe Deeply
According to Judith Tutin, a Psychologist in Rome, breathing deeply
is beneficial in reducing stress levels as it helps to slow your heart
rate and lower blood pressure. Taking a short 5 minute break to
concentrate on your breathing can reverse the negative effects of
Two – Reach Out
We work in an environment full of people that can commiserate with
the stress we each feel. Reach out and open up. More often than not that
network of people can provide the much needed support you need. Whether
it’s a fresh perspective, good advice or just a listening ear. Your
fellow co-workers are within reach to provide a much needed lifeline.
Three – Utilise your Lunch Break
Lunch breaks are called ‘breaks’ for a reason. They are the perfect
opportunity to leave work, not only physically but also mentally. So why
waste them. Take the opportunity to go for a walk, read a novel,
meditate or simply escape the stress of your work environment.
Four – Remember the Positives
We all make mistakes, or simply get stuck in a rollover of
schedules that never end. Make sure you remember the positives of each
day and don’t be afraid to dwell on them. If something goes well keep it
in mind for the next time you need a confidence boost.
Five – LAUGH
Laughing aids the body to release endorphins which are the
natural feel good chemicals within your body. Take time to see the
lighter side to life and in turn decrease stress levels. Rent a funny
movie, look up jokes or go talk to that co-worker that’s always
laughing. Laughter is infectious and a perfect stimulant to relieve
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