No one is completely immune to stress at work. At some point, you might feel the pressure of work-related stress. Any job or career can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming—and harmful to both physical and emotional health.
Here are 12 tips to relieve stress.
–Track your stressors. Keep a journal for a week or two to identify which situations create the most stress and how you respond to them. Record your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and information about the situation and environment, including the people and circumstances involved, the physical setting, and how you reacted. Did you raise your voice? Did some raise their voice to you? Was someone judgmental or critical?
–Set boundaries when someone encroaches on your time or wants favors that will put you behind in your work.
–Walk around regularly; or stand for a few minutes every hour will help.
–Sit on an exercise ball, this engages your core to prevent leg and derriere stress.
–Take vision breaks, every 30 minutes look away from the computer and relax your eyes for 30 seconds.
–To prevent eye strain and dryness, use ASEA drops to repair, replace, and revitalize cells in your eyes. You can also drink ASEA daily to repair, replace, and revitalize the mitochondria and telomeres, which promotes mental/emotional and physical wellness. See ASEA science here.
–Eye exercises are highly beneficial. See eye exercises here.
–Food–Eat Right For Your Blood Type–is vital for your health and well-being – it is your energy source and provides your body with the nutrients it needs to grow, fight disease and repair. See Eat Right For Your Blood Type
–Snack on healthier options, for example, fruit instead of chocolate bars. Small portions of 78% dark chocolate provide an energy and mood booster. MUFAs are excellent mood and energy boosters. 100 MUFA calories between meals will keep your mood and energy revved up See MUFA list.
–Drink 6 – 8 8 oz. glasses of water. This not only will benefit your health in general, but it will also prompt you to go to the restroom more regularly, encouraging more walking. Your kidneys will thank you.
–Do desk exercises, such as isometrics. See 20 exercises to do at your desk here.
–Strive to put your head on the pillow and lights out by 10 p.m. 5 days a week. Strive to maintain sleep 7 – 8 hours sleep. Lack of sleep causes a long list of negative consequences. Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Serious Health Problems. Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for: Heart disease. Heart attack. See lack of sleep consequences
- National Institute of Mental Health: Stress
- US Department of Health & Human Services: Manage Stress
- American Heart Association: How Can I Manage Stress?
- US Department of Health & Human Services: Get Enough Sleep