For many people, stress at work is just part of the game. Stress is something that goes hand in hand with being an adult. Unfortunately, as people become more accustomed to being in stressful situations, they neither question why they are stressed in the first place, nor seek out methods to alleviate their overwhelming discomfort.
In this Guardian post from Jenny Edwards, 10 helpful ways to help eradicate stress while on the job are outlined (although the same tips could be used for virtually any stressful situation). According to Edwards, taking the time to recharge and relax as well as employing relaxation techniques like meditation and breathing exercises can help when trying to avoid stress.
7. Take time out to relax and recharge your batteries
Along with holidays, with at least one break of 10-14 continuous days recommended, you will perform more effectively during if you take short 10-15minute breaks during work, easily making up the time you used relaxing.
8. Find time to meet friends
Friends can ease work troubles and help us see things in a different way. If you do become stressed, engage in some form of physical activity. It works off the biochemical and physical changes that occur within your body due to stress. Relaxation also helps your body return to its normal healthy state. Good relaxation techniques include breathing exercises, massage and a variety of complimentary therapies.
Read Edwards complete top 10 ways to avoid stress on the job here.