Stress and work are closely related one another. Stress is also a really common issue in workplaces. It may affect your productivity and even health in so many negative ways if you are not careful in managing it. Handling stress, however, is not a difficult task to tackle. There are several easy ways you can practice in order to reduce your stress levels at work. Here are some examples you can try.

Start Watching Funny Videos

There is nothing more relaxing than watching funny or cute videos, especially those videos about cats or dogs. It is also a scientifically proven fact that after watching videos as such you will get productive again.

Terminate Interruptions

When your work gets many interruptions it will not be done quickly. This, in turn, can make your works pile up and cause you stress in the end. The trick to handle this is to pick the things that you prioritize first. Remember that not all interruptions should be dealt seriously. Set boundaries for yourself.

Eat Healthy Food and Get Enough Sleep

Your body needs rest after work. It is not a machine that can be forced to produce work nonstop. In fact, getting enough sleep is crucial to your body as means for full recovery. Eating healthy food also helps to give your body a boost of power to tackle any task for the day.

Sit with Good Posture

It is a psychologically effective way to influence how you behave towards work. It makes you feel a lot more in power when you sit up straight while completing any task at work.

Listen to Songs You Love

Music is another effective stress reliever. You can reduce your stress level by simply listening to your favorite songs in little breaks you create during your working hours. The point is to take little breaks as much as you need to during throughout your work day.

Drink Some Tea

Tea is one drink that can help you relax, especially green tea. Drink it warm. The act of getting up and make the tea itself is also relaxing. Give it a try once in a while.

Put On Friendly Smile

Smiling instead of frowning at work is also proven to be able to lower your heart rate. When you have calmer heart rate, your body will be a lot more relaxed as well. On top of that, putting on a friendly smile make you look more approachable to your colleagues.

Article sources:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/12-ways-to-reduce-your-stress-in-5-minutes-or-less
http://business.time.com/2014/01/22/5-scientifically-proven-ways-to-reduce-stress-at-work/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2013/03/20/12-ways-to-eliminate-stress-at-work/#364586d07f29

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