Shake your stress away.
Try this quick exercise. Sit or stand, stretch your arms out to your side, and shake your hands for around ten seconds. Shake them vigorously. While you are shaking, do some deep breathing. Just this short little exercise will help to relieve any tension in your back and neck and help to relieve some stress as well.
When you wake up in the morning, eat a piece of fruit. Starting the day off with an apple or an orange can provide you with the extra energy that you need. This will give you confidence instead of uncertainty when you are faced with a challenge at school or on the job.
If you procrastinate, you run the risk of increasing your stress levels without even realizing it. Even though most of us agree that we work best under pressure, the opposite is actually true. Are you actually doing your best when doing it at the last minute? The stress of having the extra pressure on your shoulders from the impending duty that you keep putting off automatically increases your stress level. Rather than procrastinating, complete your work as soon as you receive it in order to reduce your stress level.
How do you deal with stress at work
One way to deal with stress at work, is to have others assist you with your work via delegation. This is important because you have people there to help you and you should make the most out of your resources. Of course, this may not work for everyone but for those who have it as an option, it is extremely important to take advantage of.
Put your children to work! Chores help children develop responsibility and the skills that they need to go into their adult lives. Don’t be afraid to make them responsible for various aspects of household operation. Children can help wash dishes, do the laundry and basically any other age appropriate task.
Reducing stress in your work life may be as simple as challenging your own thinking on the things that cause stress. For example, if you are stressing out about work, sit down and make a list of things that you need to do. Next, write down the things that you know that you can do today. This allows you to set realistic goals, and eases your mind a great deal. You may also identify where you may be stressing over things that MIGHT happen. This is unnecessary and negative.
Ask yourself “what will this really mean next year”? In the bigger scheme of things most of the problems we get stressed about aren’t really that important. It may be a big deal to you, right now, right here, but will it really determine anything of substance in the long run?
Stress manifests as tight, tense muscles. A good way to relieve muscle tension is through a program of stretching exercises. There are many to choose from, and you are sure to find one that suits you. Yoga is an ancient set of stretching exercises that has proven its efficacy over the centuries.
As was stated above, stress is common for most people, in some way, shape, or form. But if you know how to properly deal with it, you can prevent it from getting the best of you. Use this advice to make your life as stress-free as possible.