No matter what profession you choose, stress is inevitable. If you are a fresher and quite excited as well as aggressive about your work, you may take it easy in the beginning. But unless you do something to vent it out, it’s only going to do worse in the future.
I’m sure you wouldn’t let that happen. Here is something you can do about it.
Correct Your Sitting Position
We never check the way we sit. Many of us work with computers for hours and sometimes we get stuck to one position while working. An improper sitting position not only affects our spine or causes back pain, it also contributes to rising stress level.
Take a Break And Breathe
Breathing in itself is like an exercise. When we breathe deeply, we help more amount of Oxygen reach our brain and heart. However, studies indicate that our breathing pattern changes according to our stress level. It means, when we are under stress our breathing seems to slow down, which causes more stress and anxiety. This has happened with me so many times. I would feel suffocated and breathless. Then I decided to set an alarm. So when I’m on my desk I would drop everything else and take deep breaths for a few seconds at least. It was a great help to release stress. Some people say it’s impractical during work. To me it is, but only as long as we don’t realize what stress can do to us.
Stretches and Knuckles
Prolonged hours of work often gives us cramps, back aches and stressed muscles no matter whichever technique we adopt. When we get home with all these issues we seriously lose the quality of life. In long run things get even more serious. Stretching is one of those stress relieving elements. It can ease the stresses around the muscles and relax our body. Stretching is a wonderful exercise, which our body needs to restore the energy.
Hydration is Necessary but Caffeine is to be Avoided
We are more likely to get dehydrated when we are under stress. Trust me, there is a vicious circle. Stress causes dehydration and Dehydration causes stress. So in order to break the chain we must increase the water/fluid intake. Sipping water or any health drink is as important as anything else to release stress during work. However, too much consumption of tea or coffee is never advisable.
Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Colleagues
Work is fun as long as the people we work with are full of life and friendly. Healthy relationship with our colleagues is the biggest stress buster at work. Because there will be somebody who we can share our problems with. Expressing ourselves at the time of stress brings a lot of positivity to our lives. Healthy chit chats during breaks definitely drives some tensions away.
Organize Your Life
Sometimes stress arises from last minute hassles. If we have a big day tomorrow we need keep things ready in advance, rather than worrying about it at the last moment. In short, stress has a lot to do with how we organize our life. Above all we all need to wear the right attitude to towards every single thing in life. Only then we can get a grab on stress.
Wear That Smile on
Last but not least, a smile from the heart can straighten a lot of things. A sad face never helps whereas a smile costs nothing and spreads like an infectious things.
So, these are some simple rules to manage our stress. Situation may vary from place to place. We all have different ways of handling stress. There will always be different approaches towards stress management by different people. But what is important is to express. When something is bothering us we shouldn’t keep it ourselves and wait. Nothing will change but it will eventually get worse. Stress can lead to depression and ruin our life. Let’s not wait until that happens. Apart from going by the conventional rules of stress management we can always do something extra. Talk to a friend or parents or write it down. There are a number of ways we can do it.