It’s no secret that stress happens at work, no matter what job you have. In agency life, some stressors include deadlines, meetings, client feedback, creative mind blocks and more. When stress becomes overwhelming, what can you do to stay relaxed?
1. Plan Out Your Schedule
One way to reduce stress during the work day is by planning out your schedule. This can be as simple as making a to-do list or blocking time off on your calendar This technique helps calm your mind because you are able to see what you have to accomplish. Creating a schedule helps you balance your day in order of importance and deadlines. It’s a simple change that goes a long way!
2. Take A Break
Don’t forget to take a break, even if it’s only five minutes! If you feel like you have no time, make it happen any way. Stepping away from your desk allows your creative juices to rejuvenate so you can refocus on your work. When you’re facing a mental block, the last thing you want to do is sit and stare at your computer screen.
Turn on some soft beats and relax! Music is a powerful tool that works wonders for creativity. If you are going through a stressful stretch at work and need to relax, put classical or any music that calms you down. Everyone is different, so find what works for you.
4. Evaluate Your Diet
Realizing what you are eating and drinking every day can make a big difference in your overall well-being. That’s one reason Candeo Creative was gracious enough to supply our team with Snack Nation, a company that sends healthy, organic snacks every month so we can eat healthier throughout the day. If you have a sugary breakfast every morning, consider changing your diet to fruit or a protein bar. Instead of eating unhealthy snacks when stressed, consider eating foods like blueberries or almonds. The nutrients in these foods help cure anxiety as well as improve mental well-being.
Close your eyes and breathe, focusing on the moment as it’s happening. Meditation is an excellent practice for personal well-being and stress. The Huffington Post reported that meditation helps make a person more positive, relieve stress and decrease depression. The best part of this exercise is that you can do it sitting at your desk.
What helps you relax at work? We would love to hear!
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