Ever get the feeling of blue, anger, or anxiety crawling towards your head whilst peacefully working in the office? It is normal to feel so. Repetitive work as well as spending most of the days’ hours at the office with the constant pressure of the boss lurking may very well cause employees to feel stressed. Stress will eventually lead to anxiety or even depression. So before, it gets out of hand, it is essential to handle stress carefully and not let it flourish even further.
The best way to treat stress is to probably find the cause and get rid of it from there and then. However, sometimes the source of stress comes from things that are not avoidable like work requests from boss, mean co-workers, or demanding clients. Unless the offended is willing to quit her or his job, then perhaps the source of stress can be casted away for a little while. The good news is, even though the offended is unwilling to quit their job, there are several tips to help cope with a stressful situation especially in work environment.
Music has been constantly involved in the daily lives of human beings ever since the time of the ancient Greek, and has long been a source of entertainment. So rather than contemplating in the state of high stress, sitting in the office listening to the dull sound of keyboards tapping or feet shifting on the carpet floor, try plugging the headphone or earphone to the laptop or computer, then tune on some great music. Scientifically, tuning to a certain music frequency can also help affect the mood. For instance, classic music is said to be able to help a person focus.
If music is not to your liking, or your work demands you to always keep your ears open, we recommend the breather. Take several minutes off your computer and walk around for a bit. 10-15 minutes will help a lot in clearing the stuffed head. Better yet, do small stretches to relax the limbs and straighten the posture. Most people working in the office have a bad seating posture, which usually leads to back problems. Also, by taking a breather we will have time to consider other things that can lead to great ideas.
As cliché as it sounds, water almost always heals everything or at least partially heals. Sore throat? Drink lots of water. A small scratch? Douse with water. Fever? Compress your head with water. Stress? Drink lots of water. Not only does drinking water increases the oxygen level in your brain to help with thinking, it is also good to hydrate the other organs. In addition, if your bladder is full, you have a reason to walk for a bit to the bathroom and stretch.
4. Small Talks
A conversation with some of your co-workers or clients or even employees of different offices in the bathroom can be refreshing to the mind. After all, humans are social creatures so most friendly social interactions can actually help relieve stress. Moreover, small talks in the bathroom can be considered as developing networking as well and could also be a source of inspiration or even a great way to hear about recent tidings.
5. Checklist or Planner
Though it may sound a little too ambitious, preparing a to do list can help with stress control in the office. Not only does it gives you a sense of purpose during work, upon completing a task and actually checking the lists, it gives a sense of accomplishment and unconsciously tells our mind that we have done something today. If the check is completed, it will mostly translate to a really productive day at the office.
In short, getting a small distraction from work can help alleviate stress. Listen to music to help refocus on work, take a little walk and stretch a little, drink lots of water to refuel oxygen for the mind, strike short conversation with co-workers or client to refresh, and make realistic to-do-list and abide by them.
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