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Wednesday August 16th 2017

Learn to relax, else burn out is what you get!

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The stress and anxiety caused by endless tasks and impossible deadlines in a high-speed, high-tech world has made our lives a living web of complexity.

The question is: How can you cope with stress and anxiety? The first step is to dissect the problem and understand how these psychological and emotional conditions make modern people’s lives more difficult.

Stress is a combination of fatigue, restlessness, depression, over focusing, and over-all gloominess that is a consequence of overwork and other domestic or personal problems. The difficulty of trying to balance time between work and the home has caused many people to suffer from stress. Personal or relationship issues like divorce or separation have also been the cause of anxiety panic attacks among many people both men and women alike. People who own and manage their own business are also prone to stress.

Modern men and women high drive for business success cannot always protect them from times of depression and overwork. Career people, on the other hand, have to confront office politics, gender discrimination, harassment, and the fear of being laid-off.

But there is still hope for over-worked, stressed people. Here are some practical ways for you to reduce and manage work related stress:

1. Put up relaxing scenes
It could be a poster or a small painting with beautiful scenery. You can even download screen savers of beaches, waterfalls, clear lakes and other scenes that help create a serene mood.

2. The To-Do-List
Use that Post-Its or other stick-on note pads. Color-code your notes and even put it up in your computer to remind you of priority tasks. The key is to know what to do first.

3. Time out
As they say, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Take some time out to take a breather. Do way from reading emails the mostly junk. Do stimulating activities like sudoku or brainteaser. Reading some inspirational books like Chicken Soup for the Soul.

4. Rearrange your workstation
Add some look to your workstation. Put up photo frames of your family or favorite pet. Whenever you feel stressed out just glance at their happy faces or cuteness and you will find yourself smiling back!

5. When a plant is not just a plant
Having a plant around your workplace is good stress relief. Studies show that looking at something green like a plant helps soothe your eyes after facing the computer monitor all day or after reading for a long time. Focusing on a green plant will have a soothing effect.

6. Exercise
Walking, climbing the stairs, or going out to run helps fight stress. Physical activity such as CrossFit help get rid of tension. During a CrossFit workout, your body releases endorphins which helps your body to relax. Endorphins also act as natural pain killers.

7. De-clutter
A cluttered workstation like pens,pencils, notepads,tons of papers spread around every inch of your work place adds to your stress. Make your work environment more appealing by organizing your things and throwing away things you no longer need.

8. Set Boundaries
Communicate and assert yourself, make your co-workers know when you are more available for chit chat.

9. Go less in your caffeine intake
Caffeine even is popularly known as a stimulant, too much of it adds to stress even leads to depression.

10. Eat a good breakfast
Do not skip meals even if you are indeed in a hurry. Studies shows that if you make it a practice to eat breakfast every day, you’re body gets more the needed proteins to give you an energy boost to face the working day.

Beat work-related stress without beating yourself up. Learn how to relax. It is true we all have duties and responsibilities but if you do not learn to relax, burn out is what you get! Make an effort to relax. Listen to good music. CrossFit exercise regularly.

Try not to smoke. Because if you do not watch out, the results would be hypertension, depression, and a plethora of other ailments that can sidetrack your career and home life. It is time to regain a sense of balance if you want to stay alive for a long, long, long time.

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