5 Ways to Crush Stress in the Office
Get to know Your Co-Workers- Getting to know the people you work with can be a great office de-stressor. If you feel like you have common ground with other people around you it can help you feel like you aren’t the only one that is busy and stressed with your job.
Find a work/life balance- You’ve heard this before but I’ll say it again YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCE. If all you are doing is working and going home to do more work the stress you feel will never have the chance to go away. Take some time to yourself, see friends or family, or just do something you enjoy once or twice a week to help take some of the load off.
Prioritize your work- Don’t try to get all of your work done in one day. At the start of your day look at what all you have to do and pick out the most important and urgent tasks. Also pick out some tasks that can be done in a short amount of time and do those first. This helps you feel like you are accomplishing things and helps keep things organized in your mind so that you don’t have to stress about it.
Exercise- This doesn’t have to be an intense workout every morning. Exercising can just be taking a 20-minute walk or a short run every other day. Exercising is proven to be a great de-stressor and it also helps you to see things more clearly than before.
Talk to someone- If you are becoming overwhelmed and feel trapped by your stress don’t be afraid to talk about it with someone. This can be a friend, co-worker, family member, or even a professional. There is no shame in talking about things that are causing problems in your life and it will most definitely help to talk things through with someone with a fresh perspective.