Stress is one of the top killers in the world, it can lead to many more issues both mentally and physically. Hopefully, that intro didn’t stress you out more but helped you realize that you need to get it under control. It’s not always easy especially if you worry a lot, but with a little help and a lot of laughs you can get through it and manage your stress and finally, breathe. Here’s how we’re going to do this
..::Ask Why are you stressed, and write it down::..
Document when you get stressed in a journal, who it all involves and how you can overcome it. Now that you armed yourself with this knowledge get in touch with someone who can help you. If its a coworker harassing you talk to HR and have them handle the situation. If it’s a stressful deadline quickly approaching work out a time schedule that you can manage. Make sure you identify what stresses you out so you can deal with it properly.
..::Take a Break::..
Sometimes you just need a day off. I don’t recommend using all your vacation time at once but a nice 4 day weekend is a nice thing to look forward to. Just make sure you take time off as you see fit. Plan something that you enjoy, even leaving early on a Friday and meeting up with some friends for drinks is a nice break.
..::Leave Your Desk Every Once In A While::..
We sit down too far too long, get up every other hour or so and talk to your coworkers, get some water, stretch. Sitting at a desk all day every day gets dull, boring and your back starts to hurt. Try to move a little bit more every day.
This is just good overall. When you eat better you feel better and you look better, plus you don’t stress out about how bad you’ve been eating. It doesn’t have to be a big thing just a salad instead of fries and a wrap instead of a burrito is all you need. Don’t forget healthy snacks.
..::Don’t Forget To Breathe::..
I can’t tell you how many times breathing saved me from getting fired. So many times I’ve been angry or frustrated and I had to go to the restroom and take ten deep breathes and think happy thoughts. That little break made me feel oh so much better and I handled the situation better. When you can take a minute to think about it, process it, breathe and then react. Break the instant stress cycle.
..:: Relieve Stress and Self Care::..
When you have those days off and the business is closed, practice relaxing self-care practices. Yoga, Meditation, and massages are my go to. Maybe your’s is shopping, kickboxing class, or binge-watching your favorite show whatever calms you down and makes you happy DO IT!
..::Turn off Your Phone::..
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tinder can wait. Take some alone time and enjoy the moment. There are so many studies that show how constantly being on social media can lead to depression and anxiety. I can speak to that, I felt so much better when I got off it for a while. I highly recommend a social media detox every once in a while to keep yourself sane.
..::Refocus On Your Goals::..
Create a vision board or plan a way to improve your life in anyway. If you’re feeling as if you’re not progressing work out a plan to get it done. Think about your underlying passion and goal and define it this alone can make you feel a lot better.