Stress at work can mean loss of focus and a huge impact to productivity. Companies around the world are always looking at ways to promote wellness at work with a multitude of different initiatives. But here are a few tips and tricks that Albaloo recommends we can implement on our own whether you are a high powered CEO or an equally high powered SHM (Stay at Home Mom) to keep ourselves on track to get through those killer days.
- Enjoy a soothing scent eg lavender
Essential oils have been used as natural wellness remedies for thousands of years and are proven to give results. Why not listen to the experts?
Lavender is one of the most popular oils used for coping with stress and stress related ailments. Lavender oil being a staggering seventy times more powerful than the plant is used to remedy headaches, anxiety, depression or muscle pain.
Just a few drops can have a huge impact on your stress levels during the day. For best results rub a few drops in to your palms cup them over your face and take a few deep slow breaths. This will immediately start to give you relief you need to get through the day.
- Stretching out from time to time
Do you ever get that ache in your shoulders when you are having a demanding day? When you just don’t have the time to get up and take a break, stretching those muscles that ache can give you some much needed relief.
The neck, back and wrists are some of the main areas that are affected by stress in the workplace. So whether at your desk or in the break room, take a few minutes to stretch out before you get back to work so you can power through and meet that deadline.
- You must have resting spots for your
Headaches while you are working are usually caused by not resting your eyes. Whether you realize it or not, we tend to blink far less when we are looking at a screen then when we are going about our day to day tasks. This causes our eyes to dry and hence leads to tiredness and headaches.
One of the best ways to help with this is to look away from our screens every 30 minutes for 1 minute and rest our eyes. Try to focus on something in the distance and give your eyes time to refocus and lubricate before getting back to your laptop and hammering out those emails.
- Move around accordingly or take a
During a tough day you may not always be lucky enough to find the time to leave your office. If you are one of the lucky souls that can take 15 minutes, walk out the doors and grab some fresh air. It could save you from some bad decisions or maybe just tearing in to the intern that brought you the wrong file.
So instead of making your co-workers thing you have been possessed, how about the next time you start to feel overwhelmed at work, get ahead of it and take a quick walk get some fresh air and come back in to the office with a clear mind.
- Always organize your workload, create a checklist
This is one that I have personally used in my day to day work life and can tell you… it works. Organizing your days’ work can give you the clarity you need to plan out your day. We usually feel stressed out when we are working with no clear end in sight. Basically we are firefighting, running from one task to the next sometimes handling multiple problems at once.
Having a clear plan for the day gives us the clarity to know what we have to do ahead of time and then we are mentally prepared for it.
Creating a checklist, basically means ticking off what we have planned for the day. It can be a diary, a whiteboard or even a scrap piece of paper. Being able to place a tick next to a completed task gives you a sense of fulfillment that boosts you on to the next task (sort of a mini Woohoo! with every tick). Before you know it, you will be done with your demanding day and probably with time to spare too.