A research study of a health insurance found out that the job is seen as the most common source of stress. In times of permanent attainability, multitasking and ambitious professional goals, this is hardly surprising. More and more employees suffer from burnout. If you also feel unpowered, tired and easily irritated, we have collected a few tips which help you to avoid stress in the office:
You should take regular breaks, even if you are just going outside for five minutes or chat briefly with your colleagues. This will grant your brain a time out, wherefore you can sit down to work again more concentrated. Moreover you should take care of eating healthy also in the office.
Even if it applies more and more: multitasking is absolutely fatal for an efficient way of working. If you dedicate a hundred percent to one task, you will be able to accomplish it much more focussed, fast and above all: non-stressful. Hence, you should try to avoid any distraction. If possible, back out to a private place and only check your mails twice a day at fixed times.
Moreover, you should learn to say No once in awhile. If you load too much onto your desk, you only impose unnecessary pressure on yourself and in the end, half of it is left undone. This helps nobody, so hand off some of your tasks to your colleagues or do not even accept them in the first place if it gets on top of you. Your boss will understand it, we are all only human.
Sport as compensation is a great possibility to burn off energy after a day in the office and to clear your mind. But look for a type of sport which you have fun doing and without additional pressure to perform. Only ten minutes of yoga or meditation also help to relax body and mind.
In your spare time you should not be reachable. Switch off your mobile phone after finishing time and avoid your mail programme. So you can zone out better and enjoy your rest-periods.
Even if it is often difficult: do not busy yourself with unimportant things in order to delay unpleasant but urgent tasks. So you get over and done with the worst right at the beginning of your working day and can approach the rest more relaxed. It helps to create a to do list and thereby assign different priorities.