How to deal with Workplace Stress
Learn how to relax.
Your brain is working from the moment it develops to the minute you die, when your asleep your brain is shifting memories from short term to long term and is as active as it is during the day. Therapies such as mindfulness, yoga, and meditation all help to “switch off” your brain and give it a chance to truly relax.
2. Eat Healthily
It’s becoming more common to find the ‘cake and biscuit table’ in offices at work. A hit of sugar to keep you going through the day; some comfort food for when we are feeling stressed. However, these high-fat foods are usually the worst possible choices because they can make us feel lethargic and less able to deal with stress.
Not only that, but stress can drive up our blood pressure wreaking havoc on our arteries and increasing our risk of heart attack. The best solution? Low-fat, high-fibre, carbohydrate-rich meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables. They soothe us without sapping our energy and give us the nutrients we need to boost our immune system.
More and more people are working in isolation, either on the road or working from home. If you do, make sure you spend time talking to friends, other work colleagues, or join a networking group, exercise, arrange to meet friends, go for walks, speak to neighbours. Social isolation is a major issue not just for older adults but for adults of all ages.
4. Use the Support Available
If your company offers wellbeing services, employee supervision or counselling services use them. You may not think your “problem” is big enough to speak to someone but wellbeing services should be used as a preventative measure. Talking to someone about the small issues can prevent them from becoming a major problem. If your company doesn’t have any internal or external support service raise the necessity with the management team.