Work can be stressful and when deadlines, looming projects, and the workload keeps growing you may become overwhelmed. Here are 5 ways to help you de-stress during a busy work week and help you survive until the weekend.
Make Exercise a Priority
Exercise has been proven to be an excellent way to quickly boost your mood, recharge and clear your head. Take time out of your day to take a walk outside or if you have the time, do a quick workout on your lunch break. You will return to your work feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day from a new angle. If you are unable to take an exercise break, try and stretch every hour, exercise like this will help you recharge and clear your head.
Connect with a Co-worker
Socializing is a great way to boost your mood and help distract you from the day’s anxieties. Take time to socialize with your co-workers. Group chats or video calls are a great way to stay connected from home. Keep the topics light and positive to avoid venting about work-related issues that could stress you out more.
Bring your Favorite Snacks
Bring or prepare (if working from home) your favorite snacks. Having a snack you enjoy will boost your mood and give you something to look forward to midday. It’s been proven that snacks especially ones like dark chocolate, trail mix, and other healthy choices help with energy levels and productivity during the day.
Create a Checklist
If you have a busy day ahead of you, make a list. Making a list of things you have to accomplish during the day will make you feel more organized. Checking off the tasks that were looming over you is not only satisfying but will leave you feeling accomplished.
Make Over your Workspace
Make sure your workspace is neat and organized. Unnecessary clutter can contribute to anxiety and stress and will make you less productive throughout the day. If you have your own workspace, take the time to decorate it in a way that suits your taste and makes you enjoy spending time there. Plants, colorful office accessories and photos often help spice up any work area.
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