For people who work in an office setting, especially on a full-time basis, it’s not uncommon to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. Managing a heavy work load, deadlines and multiple projects is no easy task and it’s normal to need to bring stress release into your life. Here are five was to manage stress at the office.
1) Take a Walk
Whether you have a spare moment or take a few minutes on your lunch break, taking a walk is an excellent way to manage stress. Remaining sedentary while on the job is a surefire way to keep your mood low. Elevate yourself and get moving.
2) Practice Deep Breathing
Stress increases your heart rate and breathing. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, find a quiet space in the office and take a moment to practice deep breathing. This will lower your heart rate and bring you to a more even-keeled place of being.
3) Go Outside
Offices are often stuffy and filled with recycled air. Weather permitting, combine your daily walk with a venture outside. Breathe in the fresh air and if you’re lucky, feel the sun’s warmth on your face.
4) Make Your Space Comfortable
A messy or uncomfortable workspace can add unnecessary stress to your work life. Spice up your office space with a personal touch whether its bringing greenery into your space or photos of friends and family. You want your office to feel like a home away from a home, not a place you dread.
5) Stay Organized
A crowded, disorganized space will have you frantically searching for things around your desk. The same can be said about a disorganized virtual workspace. Keep your online and offline world organized to alleviate the added stress of disorganization.