Let’s be real, no matter how much we love our jobs, things can get stressful sometimes. Statistics show that 83% of U.S. employees suffer from work related stress and about half of them need help managing it. This can end up effecting our mental health and overall attitude if we let it get out of control. Since stress at work is so common, it can be nearly impossible for most people to find a low-stress job, therefore, a more realistic choice would be to adopt more effective ways to reduce stress at work. Here are some tips on how to manage stress during the work week!
Staying organized and prioritizing your work will help get to the root of the problem and help reduce stress.
- Do your best to keep your workspace clean! This will help keep your mind clear and focused on the job at hand. A messy desk can be distracting and unmotivating.
- Make a list and organize it based on the importance of each task. There’s something so satisfying about looking at your checklist at the end of the day and seeing that everything has been checked off!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your workload starts getting too overwhelming, ask someone on your team if they have time to help! That’s what they’re there for.
Listen to Music
It’s no secret that music can have a huge effect on a person’s mood. So, start your day with your favorite playlist or radio station! You can get this started as soon as you wake up in the morning while you’re getting ready, on your drive, and even as background sound during the day. Put on your headphones and play your favorite music. Not too loud though, because you’ve still got to focus!
Many people are feeling the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and sitting in an office all day long can get a little bland. Take time out of your day or during your lunch break to go outside. You can take short walks throughout the day or have your lunch outside. The fresh air and sun will help enhance your mood and your health!
Getting your sweat on releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy! Now, you probably won’t be doing this at the office, but getting a workout in before work can help put you in the right mindset for a productive day. If you’re more of a night owl, get some exercise in right after work to work out the stress that accumulated during the day!