There is no single solution to the problem of workplace stress. At times you can address some of the underlined issues. Many factors contributing to a stressful environment; even when you can’t do much to change your situation, you can change your reaction to some of those stressors. You can start feeling better quickly by using one or the many techniques shown below to be effective in addressing the symptoms of stress.
Regular walking or aerobic exercise can significantly reduce the physical symptoms of stress and improve your mode. Repetitive or rhythmic exercise such as jogging or dancing can be very effective.
It can be healthy to focus on something different and stimulate the creative part of your brain. Painting, playing a musical instrument, knitting or even working in the garden can stimulate the creative part of your brain.
- Look at the big picture
An immediate problem can lose its impact when you place it in perspective. One way this can be done is to make a list in your diary about the things that matter most in your life and ask yourself: how does this problem affects my list of ‘big picture’ goals?
- Connection with nature
Being aware of nature through something as simple as looking at the garden, can reduce your stress. For some people regular lunchtime walk in a park can make a big difference.
- Talking to somebody
The sense of isolation that hits some over worked professionals do sometimes magnify the impact of other stressors. So, find ways to have meaningful conversation more frequently, listen to other people and try to connect with them in casual ways all through your day.
Recent studies show that meditation cannot only make you feel more peaceful and physically relaxed but it also promotes cognitive changes that enhances your performance and brings about a feeling of contentment.
- Help other people
Kelly McGonigal suggests that people who reach out other people reduces their own stress level and build resilience. Your caring for others is associated with a release of the hormone oxytocin which helps to reduce stress induced damage.
- Writing about it
Keeping a journal is a great way to develop insight, change your perspective and cope with tension. Try writing about your stressors, describing precisely how they make you feel. Also write about the good parts of your situation, and things that make you feel grateful.