Managing Your Stress at Work
By Donna Stark
No matter what your job may be, it is more than likely that you have encountered some amount of stress while you are at it. Workplace stress can stem from pretty much anything that makes up your day. From urgent deadlines to rushed projects to all of your patients, customers, or clients, the stress you face on a daily basis can easily take its toll on your overall health and wellness if you are not careful. In fact, workplace stress can have significant, long-term effects that may be difficult to reverse if ignored for too long! Thankfully, there are many things you can do to reduce those levels of stress. Take a look at a few of them below.
Take Plenty of Breaks to Move
Exercise is known to reduce the levels of stress in our lives, but the office isn't always the best place to pull on your sneakers and pull out your weights, is it? So you may need to improvise. Here are some great ideas on how to incorporate more movement into your workday.
- Take a short walk between phone calls and meetings
- Get some sunshine by walking your clients to their cars
- Stretch your back, neck, and shoulders frequently throughout the day
- Ditch the chair and sit on an exercise ball
Manage Your Time
Learning how to manage your time at work can reduce a lot of the stress you are carrying around during the day. On top of that, it can make you more productive too! Check out the following tips on how to successfully find the time you need to get everything accomplished.
- Organize your desk
- Make a to-do list every day
- Prioritize the most important or time-consuming tasks
- Limit interruptions and disturbances (turn your phone off, find an empty office)
- Check off each item as it is completed
Grabbing a cup of joe for breakfast and skipping lunch will not help your body weather the stressful day ahead, so be kind to yourself and give it exactly what it needs. Start your mornings off with a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast, pack your own lunch and snacks, and steer clear of the vending machines! Be sure you are drinking plenty of water too!
Your Health Is Important
Don't allow yourself to become overwhelmed at work! Start incorporating healthier habits into your day and watch how quickly your stress will disappear! And if you need more suggestions on what to do, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic! You know they have your back when it comes to optimal health and wellness!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Killeen, Tex.