You must be an employee who works his level best to get the job done –and done well—to contribute to workplace productivity. Sometimes, however, you become victim to the terrible “S” that takes over people’s lives every now and then and even disrupts the workplace: stress.
Days are lost, productivity is reduced, illnesses are born, and work is hated because of this terrible foe. Stress must be combated to ensure that productivity levels are high and satisfaction with the job is at max.
Here’s how employees can combat this foe and make sure they maintain “peace of mind” at the workplace.
- 1) Don’t Skimp on Breakfast: Did you know that the midday slump could be combated with the help of a healthy breakfast? According to The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, when people eat high-fiber, low carb breakfasts they are energetic throughout the day compared to people who eat high-fat breakfasts. Don’t skimp on a healthy breakfast if you want to feel more energized and less over-worked.
How it’s done: Close your eyes and relax your posture. Imagine a beautiful calm place like a beach or the most peaceful memory in your life. Lock yourself in that moment while practicing deep breathing. Inhale through the mouth slowly, keep it in for 5 seconds, and slowly exhale through the nose. Meanwhile, add detail to your “imagery”, allowing yourself to relax in a mere 5 minutes.
- 7) Drink Water: This is the oldest and easiest trick, but it works like magic! The lightheadedness you feel during work could be result of dehydration. Dehydration will affect your blood pressure which in turn has an effect on stress levels experienced.
- 8) Build a Best Schedule: Stress can also be a result of laziness and procrastination. If you have a tendency to push off your work till the “second shift” and after lunch hours, you are unlikely to be as productive as you in the morning and experience stress because you can’t get the job done in time. Work on a perfect schedule that caters to your “most productive hours”. Schedule most of tricky and time consuming tasks during those “best hours” and reserve the lazy hours for less challenging work.
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