Is work related tension gnawing its way into your head? Do you find your thoughts lingering in the direction of work most of the times? Do you find yourself getting panic attacks in the middle of the night dreaming about work? Do you end up feeling tired and fatigued by the time half a day has rolled by? If you have answered a ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it might be a good time for you to take a detour and detangle your mind from all the extra baggage that you are carrying home from work. A detailed look into the following tips might be of help on your path to mental peace.
1. Straight lane
One of the most common reasons for stress at work is the unclear job responsibilities, roles, functions, and the more unsorted ways of work evaluation. It is important for you to understand the job that you are supposed to do. Getting a clear picture of the things expected from you helps you see the road ahead in a crystal clear way without the ambiguities. Clearing the air not only helps you work with much less tension but also makes sure you do not fall prey to unnecessary criticism which causes stress at work.
2. Let us go!
Face it, sooner or later you have to come to terms that not everything is within your control. There might be times where you obsess over the things that could have been better, would have yielded more profit, and must have been a good outcome. But the hard truth is that you just cannot control everything around you. You have to let things go after whatever much is in your part to contribute and then wait for the results to show. Fussing over what all could have been done which is beyond your reach and access is simply piling up on the stress quotient.
3. What to-do?
You might possess a photographic memory or the brains of a genius which never forgets anything. You might be so confident that you do not need a second reminder about an upcoming project. At the end of the day you are still stressed. Why would that be? Studies show that even if you have the ideal brain, it is important to write down the tasks or the jobs to perform on a priority basis, or simply put, a to-do list. Etching a to-do list does not only mean the priority listing of the job to be performed, but also ensures the tasks are achieved. That is why it also advisable to make a to-do list with maximum 5 items and entering the next 2 only after completing the first 2 jobs on the list.
4. Buckle up
Slouching the whole day in office literally demotivates and stresses you out. Take off 5 minutes from work, straighten out your back and stretch your legs. Take deep breaths for few minutes with eyes closed and prevent yourself from thinking about any disturbing thoughts. This simple exercise not only rejuvenates you but also increases the blood circulation in the body leading to improved mental alertness and agility.
5. Nutritive take-off
Many times you might fly off to work without even having breakfast in the morning. The results are visibly seen in the forms of lethargy, mood swings, and irregular hunger pangs. It is always a good idea to start off your day with a nutritious meal so that it keeps you energetic till the lunch hour. Always remember that a good, wholesome breakfast is the key to a good start which helps you think clearly and take the day ahead with a positive stride with much less stress.
6. Multifaceted robot
If you are one of those who are constantly talking on the cell phone in between typing out an urgent report while gobbling down lunch, you might take pride in your multitasking ability. However, on the long run, this hyper activity leaves you drained and fatigued at the end of the day. Avoid multi tasking as it invariably leads to poor quality of work output with reduced efficiency rate. Take one work at a time and finish it with the finesse that everyone longs for.