In today’s world, where each person works hard and aspires to grow and exhibit perfection, be in their personal or professional world, we all notice that there is also a rising surge of stress related issues which are growing by the day. Stress not only affects the mental peace and well-being but also has physical health repercussions and leads to depletion of energy levels leading to health imbalances, lower immunity and various psychosomatics such as cervical and back problems or even some serious conditions such as diabetes and heart issues etc.
While an employee strives to work hard and achieve the desired results and targets, they must understand that managing their stress and taking care of their physical and mental body would only enhance and positively contribute towards their performance and growth.
Below are some tips on how one can manage stress at work -
Deep Breathing – Deep breathing, as simple as it sounds is a miraculous tool to help reduce stress. When one deep breathes, it reduces the production of the stressful hormones such as cortisol and increases the supply of hormones such as endorphins into the blood which instantly helps one in feeling better and rejuvenated. With the advancement in technology, there are various mobile applications also available that help with breathing techniques and reminders to take a few minutes to breathe out of one’s busy schedule.
Keeping a clean and positive work station – Our environment has a great impact on how we feel thus ultimately impacting the mental peace and productivity. If the work station is clean, has some positive images, images of what they are aiming to achieve or affirmations written on a pin board it has a great impact on the psychology of the individual and also helps them stay focused on their goals and motivate them.
Nutrition and Physical Activity – Nutrition plays a very important role in managing stress, as it regulates our gut health and ultimately affects mental and physical well-being. Additionally, spending a few minutes of the morning and starting the day right by doing some form of physical activity/going for a walk in the nature helps in releasing stress and toxins from the body and releases positive hormones and stimulates the feeling of accomplishment and happiness.
Releasing the stored emotions – We go through various emotions in a day and there are times when what we feel becomes too much handle at an individual level. At such times, it’s important to process and release those emotions out of the system to reduce stress. Journaling is a great way to start releasing the stored emotions. Additionally talking to a friend or if need be a therapist could really help in processing stored emotions, feeling and issues
Self acceptance and appreciation – We are our best critics and often times bash ourselves for our short comings and failure however it’s very rare that we acknowledge our success and positive traits. In today’s world, where we are so disconnected to the world around us and our own selves building a relationship with self, appreciating one’s own self provides allows one to achieve a sense of security, comfort and belongingness which helps in reducing stress to a great deal.
Stress management does not only relate to mental well-being but also physical and emotional wellbeing and it requires a holistic approach to manage it. Even when one is at work, taking a few small steps each day and building a connection with one’s self could greatly contribute in reducing stress.
*Disclaimer: The article has been contributed by Tiesta Duggal, certified life coach and an internationally certified workshop leader. The opinions expressed in the article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and views appearing in this article do not reflect the views of Deccan Chronicle and Deccan Chronicle does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same....