Ways to De-Stress While Working

Stress is a natural part of life, and some pressure can be a good thing. In manageable amounts, stress can propel a person to work efficiently and think innovatively. However, too much fear can cripple a person and leave them unable to complete their tasks. Stress is a standard part of every workplace, but it is crucial to managing your fear to be successful in your role. When you feel stress building, try some of these ways to eliminate excess stress.

Meditation

Whether you practice by chanting “om,” clearing your mind, thinking of a simple phrase, or following guided breathing exercises, meditation is sure to help with de-stressing and will put you in a better mindset. For the best meditation, you will want a quiet location, relaxed breathing, a comfortable position, and an open attitude. During meditation, you can observe your thoughts and emotions, but let them pass without judgment. Meditation slows everything down, from your feelings to your heartbeat, and you will naturally feel calmer after a few minutes. A significant benefit of meditation is that it can be practiced anywhere and at any time.

Walking

Sometimes, we can become stressed due to feeling trapped in our work. Taking a walk can help get us away from our duties for a short time and let us experience the world around us again. Breathing in the fresh air, seeing nature, and moving your body are all factors that help you to de-stress. Although a long walk can be beneficial, if you don’t have much time, you can walk around the block and be back quickly. Scheduling a regular walk helps us release the stress that builds up during the day. 

Noise

Some people find that the room they are working in is too distracting, causing them to lose focus and stress over meeting deadlines. In many cases, this is due to the excessive noise that pulls a person’s attention. To combat this, try finding white noise tracks online that can drown out distracting noises and mask them with calming ones. Recently, I learned about different “colors” of sound. White noise is a broad range of sounds like a waterfall. Some people are sensitive to white noise, but other frequencies may work, such as pink and brown noise. Pink noise is louder at the low end of the sound spectrum, like a fan’s sound. Brown noise is deeper and lacks the high-frequency sounds. Examples include the sound of a storm or surf. There is probably a distracting color sound that works best for you. 

Snack

If you have ever experienced being “hangry,” you know that it can be destructive to your mental health. Sometimes, work can seem impossible to complete on an empty stomach. If you are becoming stressed, think about the last time you ate and consider grabbing a healthy snack. Your snacks should be whole foods. So keep some fruit or vegetables on hand to keep you energized and get rid of the negative feelings of hunger.

Work is an inherently stressful part of life, but it doesn’t need to be crippling to your mental wellbeing. When you feel stress piling on, try out one of these tips before getting to an unmanageable point.

17 Comments

  1. InezShiller

    First off I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any
    ideas or tips? Many thanks!

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  3. david hammond

    While working from home it’s easy to destress while working. Change your environment. Do something relaxing for a little while like reading, watching TV, or taking a shower. I like to practice breathing exercises, meditate, and pray.

  4. jeff perrin

    It helps me destress by taking a walk. If you sit behind a desk all day, one of the best solutions for stress is going for a short walk. You should also take a deep breathe, stretch and meditate

  5. Juan Caesar

    Try to get your most complicated tasks out of the way early in the day so that they’re not looming over you for hours. Think of it as a “best for last” technique and you’ll start to look forward to your afternoons.

  6. Moshe

    The most significant difficulty of working from home? There’s no closing time at the office and no 6 pm bus you have to catch. Mainly when you feel like there’s always something you can be doing, it’s easy to work past regular hours and stay working through the rest of your night. The quandary with working all day and night means no work-life balance, downtime, or chance to destress. No matter what you have going on, establish “closing time” for your workday (like 5 pm) and then make sure you’re wrapping up and getting ready to stop working when the cut-off time goes around.

  7. Levi Stein

    Most people get stressed while working from home because they aren’t sure how to get things done. Your home workplace can become the hub of a multifunctional mess.

    To avoid this, you can remove anything that does not relate to your work off your desk. Keep your distractions away from your work desk, and you will find that focusing your work is much more comfortable.

  8. Kaden Frazier

    I create a worry list. If your mind starts spinning with all your anxieties, try listing them out to sort through your thoughts. Come up with ways to tackle each issue, then force yourself to move on for a while as you cool off.

  9. Joe Scott

    I think that a neat, well organized work station helps reducing stress to a great extent. Make sure that each and everything on your desk is in the appropriate place. You also need to organize your files and piles, so that you are easily able to find them when there is an urgent need. So, whenever you are in a hurry of finding something on your desk, then you will be able to do in less time, and there will be no space for stress or tension to grow.

  10. Raven Stallworth

    Eating the right kind of carbs and sugar can be pleasant for your mind. What makes me recommend this is eating high calorie, good fat, and carbs improves our attitude in stressful conditions.

  11. Joe Hartford

    The most useful way to think about something with a free mindset is to reboot your system. It is precisely like how you turn on and turn off your computer. Sit straight on your chair, close your eyes, put your palms’ heels on your eyes, gently pressing them. That practice will ease the tension and restart your system immediately.

  12. Jason Jobe

    You are stressed. Once you have gained some control over yourself, put your thought out in a journal. Doing so lets you divide your emotions and gives you a clear vision. Try doing this, and you will understand the weight of the events is way smaller than what you thought when you were raging.

  13. Felipe

    In order to read, the mind has to concentrate much more than it does to watch TV, scroll through Facebook, or even listen to music. This means it will be kept from wandering over to all of the thoughts that cause stress and anxiety in your life. Let yourself sink into a story for as little as 6 minutes, and your mind will ease up, your muscles will soften, and a feeling of relaxation will take over as you escape to another world.

  14. Kim Spellman

    Laughter is, as they say, the best medicine. A good laugh can be deeply relieving and has the power to rejuvenate your entire day. Take a moment to watch a funny YouTube video, talk to a friend who makes you giggle, or even force yourself to fake it – yes, even fake laughter has been proven to have its benefits on your health!

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