We can all feel a little stressed out sometimes with various pressures such as deadlines and complex projects. Even day-to-day tasks can seem like they will never end!
We are here to tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Follow these 5 ways to inner peace with our de-stressing tips.
1. Have a good Stretch!
Exercise is a known stress reliever, however not all of us are lucky enough to have an exercise bike in our office. With this in mind, it doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise or give your body a good stretch!
Think about the amount of time you spend seated each day and multiply that by the number of days you work, spend driving or even sitting on the sofa. It’s important to stretch and move around every now and again. Try stretching your arms and legs for 30 seconds, or do a few stretches waiting for the kettle to boil. We love doing calf raises and stretching our arms as it helps relieve them from typing on a keyboard all day.
Stretching doesn’t have to just be physical, it can be mental too. Try doing a mind puzzle such as a crossword or Sudoku on your lunch break or switching to a different task if this one becomes too stressful, you’re likely to come back to the task with a refreshed mind.
2. Praise yourself
Most of us don’t give ourselves any praise in normal day to day life. Whether it’s achieving a weekly target or just completing tasks from your to-do-list make sure you give yourself some credit. Focus on one positive thing you have achieved to raise your spirits. You’ll get a great boost and be able to carry on with more confidence in the task.
3. Get a little help from a colleague or friend
A problem told is a problem halved. If you’re struggling with a work related task then let your colleague or manager know. One of the best things to do is to tell someone. If they can’t help practically then at least they can point you in the right direction of help and support. Keep it short, sweet and straight to the point, after all talking to someone shouldn’t be a time to procrastinate.
On the flip side, if you have home life stress, let one of your friends know. Invite them to yours for a cup of tea and chat or call them on your break.
All of the above can help us relax and forget about the problem for a while, allowing you to go back to your day to day tasks with fresh eyes.
4. Plan some ‘quiet time’
Everyone needs some time to themselves sometimes away from distractions and questions. Find a quiet room away from the hustle and bustle of your office and begin to concentrate. A change of environment can instantly change your mood and give you a much needed uplift.
Promise yourself some ‘me time’ after you finish work. This should motivate you to get your prioritise and completed your tasks.
On your days off plan to spend a day doing a hobby you love, meeting up with friends, going out to dinner with a partner or simply running yourself a nice hot bath. It is important to identify what comforts de stress you and to make time for yourself, even if that is 10 minutes each day to gather your thoughts.
5. Take a walk
You can’t beat fresh air and a walk when it comes to de-stressing. Sometimes some fresh air is the best thing for a muddled brain. Take time out of your day to go outside and take a quick walk, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. Think about all the tasks you’ve managed to achieve and put this one into prospective – is it really that difficult? Chances are you are stressing over nothing.
Try these 5 tips to minimise your stress levels. Remember you are less likely to be as productive if you are stressed. Get started today and be on your way to inner peace.