Was to “simplify my life” one of your 2015 goals/resolutions? Cutting out the extras means less stress, which means a healthier life. If you’re looking for a few ideas in how to lower stress at work, check out today’s guest article by Gabbie Keegan.
Stress at work is inevitable. As a matter of fact, the percentage of professionals who gets stressed in their workplace gets higher and higher almost everyday. Job stress is very common and realistically speaking, it’s impossible not to feel it at any time of the day. Everyone feels overwhelmed due to excessive demands, longer working hours, dealing with difficult people, and having conflict with the boss or co-workers. If you allow these issues to linger, your work stress may take over your life.
To avoid such things happening, start learning how to make your career life more simple. Yes, it’s often easier said than done but if you have a strong will to do it, there are sure ways to achieve it.
Here are 10 little things that can help you simplify and enjoy your life at work.
1. Ignore interruptions
Learn how to handle and ignore interruptions particularly during working hours. It is not easy and sometimes it makes you crazy but once you get the hang of it, handling different workplace interruptions such as unnecessary noise, long chats with co-workers, constant emails, frequent phone calls, etc. can actually be manageable.
There are ways on how you can avoid such things, such as not abandoning your ongoing task, concentrate on what you’re doing, and do yourself a favor by turning off emails or chat notifications to reduce your job stress level. Set aside time specifically for those tasks that tend to interrupt other tasks.
2. Practice healthy eating
Some people tend to fill themselves with too much sweets, fatty snacks, and go-to comfort foods when they’re stressed while others skip proper meals to make a deadline. A healthy diet is very important when you’re a working professional. Healthy food is the source of all the nutrients that your mind and body needs so you must not forget to indulge in healthy meals. Avoid stress eating, instead fuel your body with foods that can overcome stress.
3. Travel once in a while
A simple weekend getaway is a good idea to release stress from work. Sometimes getting away from a daily work schedule is what everyone needs. Relieve your stress by taking a vacation somewhere. It would help you stave off burn out and the tensions that you’re experiencing. Go and travel to different places once in a while. Experience a total freedom, breathe fresh air, and just relax during your vacation time. This is not only a good stress reliever but it can also improve your overall health.
4. Talk calmly to yourself
Talking to yourself doesn’t make you look insane. In fact, it is a better way to calm yourself when you feel like everything is out of control. At the workplace, there are many instances we can’t control or we become overwhelmed with so much work. Before you stress yourself out on how you can handle such situations, learn how to properly respond to them. Sometimes, the best way to manage it is through talking calmly to yourself while thinking of the best possible solution that you can do. Don’t panic. Keep calm and remind yourself that there is a solution and everything will be okay.
5. Be a good steward of time
Time management is a very important skill in all professions. If you can’t manage your time well you can’t do your work properly.You become stressed when you fail to do your task or meet your deadlines on time. To be exceptionally productive at work and lessen your stress level you better handle your time effectively. Learn to prioritize and avoid getting too many projects that you can’t manage well. If you keep taking on too much work you’ll most probably produce a poor result and performance.
About the Author
Gabbie Keegan is a writer at Rushessay.com. She is a blogger, photographer, and traveler. She’s fond of books and writing good articles, stories, and poems. To know more about her follow her on twitter.
Do you have any hacks in simplifying your work life?