Stress is comparable to salt. Some level of stress at the workplace is normal and acceptable, perhaps even essential. It can keep you on your toes and help you face challenges. It can keep you alert so that you‚Äôre able to meet your deadlines. However, just like too much of salt can spoil the food, stress beyond normal levels can leave you frustrated and powerless. It becomes a negative factor.
Here are 8 tips on how to be stress-free at your workplace.
1. Plan and prioritize
Many times at work, 10 different issues will need your immediate attention - all at the same time. This leads to tension and stress. To begin stress management, it is recommended to start with planning. You need to learn to plan and prioritize. But, it is also true that only a relaxed mind can plan and organize a day well.
With relaxation comes peace of mind.
You will then be able to make quick and targeted decisions.
This will increase your productivity.
Ensure that you stay on top of your deadlines.
Your performance will speed up and you can easily dodge workplace stress.
Meditation is known to be an extremely effective and¬†quick relaxation technique.
2. Repose, relax and rejuvenate
The human body is designed to follow the day and night pattern of work and rest. To nurture and maintain good health, you need to rejuvenate your body and mind periodically. This can happen in two ways: sleep and meditation.
It is not a good idea to sacrifice sleep for work. Sleep regenerates cells and eases the tired body. It is essential for creativity and productivity at work. ‚ÄúBetween 12am and 2am, the body‚Äôs cells regenerate and refresh. This time needs to be devoted to sleep. If cell regeneration doesn‚Äôt happen, you may be prone to premature or rapid aging,‚ÄĚ says Bharathy Harish, Faculty, The Art of Living.
Meditation energizes and cleanses the mind. It frees the mind of wasteful thoughts and gives clarity. You can benefit immensely from just¬†20 minutes of meditation every day.
To be continued... @srisriravishankar @artofliving