Everyone who needs to get to a 9 to 5 job hates a Monday morning and the thought of getting to work itself is quite stressful. In addition to the fact, there is always some work pending when you get there which adds to the already dreadful feeling brewing inside you.
While it is normal to feel stressed and overworked during a workday it not only reduces your productivity at your workplace but is also quite harmful to your physical and mental well being. Different people have different routines and tips that help in de-stressing during workdays. However, there are some tips that are general and effective for most people.
Below are some of the general tips that can help you de-stress during a workday.
Clear your bulk of work first
This is one of the techniques that works best for many people. Once you start clearing up the pending work in the first hours of the work day, that in itself will give you a sense of accomplishment and the energy to take the day forward.
Write down a list of work to be done
During work, you may be feeling anxious about other personal or work related issues. Writing these down on a piece of paper helps you to relieve yourself of these worries. It also enables you to come up with solutions faster.
Bring your favourite snacks to work
Instead of picking just any snack and munching away at work, you can prepare a good and healthy snack at home and carry it to work. Eating your favourite snacks helps to boost your energy and keep you in a good mood. Take your snack away from your computer and go sit someplace peaceful and enjoy your snack time.
Take time off and just breathe
It can be helpful to take your mind of work for a few minutes and just take a few deep breaths. Concentrate only on your breathing and it will work wonders in helping you relax and concentrate. Taking a few deep breaths can help reduce tension and relieve stress thanks to an extra boost of oxygen.
Do up your work space
When the desk and workplace is tidy, then the chances of doing more work is possible. You can also redecorate your workstation and use colors that boost your mood.
Take five to do something different
You can make a sketch, call up a friend, window shop online and even catch up on social media. This can take around 5-10 minutes to refresh and recharge in order to continue with work.
Talk to a friend
You can either connect with a friend from work or a friend who is not from work. Whichever the case, ensure that you do not talk about work related issues in order to refresh your brain.
Make sure to take frequent breaks during your day of computer use. In addition to helping you gather your thoughts, it also helps your eyesight. You can use that time off the screen to write down all the ideas you have in mind.
Go for a short walk
Walk around the office during tea and lunch breaks to stretch and get some fresh air. This is important because it helps you to clear your head to ensure you are rejuvenated when you come back to work after the break.
Tune into some music
Another important and very effective tip is to listen to your favourite mood-boosting music. This works wonders to lift your spirits and boost your mental activity. Depending on your favourite music, you can turn it up or slip on your headphones and enjoy.
Everyone has their own way of coping with the stresses of a workday and if you are one of those lucky few who love what they do then do share these tips with your friends who may need them. The above mentioned tips are from my personal experience and I do hope it would help you cope and de-stress during the course of your workday.
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