How to Relax While working


Stress at work is always inevitable and there is no method to escape. Levels of work-related stress increase easily, especially if work is more and time is less. To feel out of control is a very strong stressor as well. Stress at work can be greatly reduced or managed despite being inevitable. Here are some methods of dealing with stress.

Procedure:

Try to think positive. Maintaining a positive atmosphere especially in having conservations with workmates. As you share the same workspace, negativity clouding in the atmosphere and becoming a part of conservations adds to more of stress.

Be systematic and organized in your tasks. This means you must have your work organized and well managed. The first step in this is prioritizing. Classify tasks on basis of urgency and importance. Do the tasks, which are more important and urgent first. When you know the order in which you prioritize your works, then you evade stress and also confusion and can focus on performance. Preparing to-do list at the start of day is a good idea for this. Coming for work on time also helps in reducing stress and gives you sufficient time to organize the work in addition to avoiding stress arising out of traffic problems. When you have complete control over your work and job, you will be able to avoid stress.

Begin first on jobs that have time limits. Working closer to the deadline of the task invites stress. A fantasy clock in mind ticking away to the end of the time limit is indeed stressful. Never delay an urgent task to avoid the worries and stresses of the approaching deadline.

Take a minute’s break. When you begin feeling that the stress is becoming uncontrollable while working, put off everything that you are working at, close the eyes, take deep breaths, and forget about all your jobs for a minute. You will surely be surprised to see how these minutes break successfully tamed the uncontrollable stress. If possible, you can even do self-meditation exercises at your desk as it effectively relaxes the mind and body.

Use squeeze balls. Desk toys like squeeze balls are great stress relievers. They also remove the tiredness of writing and typing by stretching and massaging the fingers.

Take a brief walk. This may or may not be possible at your workplace but if it is, then do it. Getting up and walking around refreshes the mind.

Get a catnap. Fifteen minutes are by and large sufficient for a refreshing nap. In place of worthless chat in a cafeteria with the workmates, a short nap helps a lot more. Sleep refreshes and recharges the mind and body. Idle chatting also can be stress relieving if the topics discussed are not stressful.

Listening to soothing music. “Soothing music” is a relative term, so headphones should be used. That way you will not bother your colleagues and also earphones offer a much better quality of sound which has a greater soothing effect.

Work is important. Only through it you can earn your daily bread. Yet it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If it is, then it becomes stressful even before the start. You can be calm and relaxed in the workplace if you enjoy your work.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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