Stress has become a
huge problem for a lot of people in the world today. Burn-outs, which were once
rare, have now become a regular occurrence. People seem to be in a hurry to do
a lot more things at once, office exerts a lot of pressure on them, and
balancing home and family with all these things takes a toll. So we put
together a bunch of tips for you, to help you fight stress and improve the
quality of your life.
Let’s look at some ways of finding joy in our day-to-day life.
1) Be Positive – A lot of people mistake
their own pessimism as ‘being realistic’. Fortunately, the frame of mind we
carry throughout our day is entirely under our control. Being in a positive
state of mind is something you can easily do for yourself. Find joys in the
little things and you will soon realize how much better you feel through your
2) Love Your Job – If you do not love your
job, look for one that you will as soon as possible. As many excuses as you can
come up with to stay in your current job, it cannot be a substitute for a truly
fulfilling career. The main reason for stress is being discontent with the
current job. So walk into your office with a smile. Love your job.
3) Your Spouse – Spend time with your
spouse, not only in the evening, but also in the morning if possible. Having
the morning cuppa together or having a pleasant morning walk can do wonders for
your mood for the day. This will also go a long way in bringing you closer to
your spouse too!
4) Exercise – Exercise can be the perfect
solution to bring that spark back into your life. Not only will it make you
feel physically charged, your mood will be quite elevated through the day! Exercise
makes oxygen supply and blood circulation more efficient and releases chemicals
in your body that make you feel better.
5) Take Breaks – Taking enough breaks
during your job is essential. A lot of people work for hours together so that
they can meet deadlines, but this in fact burns
you out faster. Be realistic when setting deadlines with your boss. Do not
take on projects which will surely be delayed, unless you can complete them
6) Relax on Weekends – A lot of people
party from Friday evening to Sunday evening, to make up for the rest of the
week. This can be extremely harmful and could even be fatal if overdone. The
weekend is a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind, so do exactly that. Spend
time with the family or just go out somewhere. Go for the occasional party but
make sure you get adequate rest.
7) Meditate – If you feel that work is
taking a toll on you, you should meditate. Meditation can be done anywhere,
anytime; some people even meditate while commuting. But the best time to meditate
is early in the morning, when it is easier to connect with your inner self. Use
the silence to find peace. Meditating can improve your blood circulation, and
will also make you more patient and focused.
8) Eat Properly – Bad eating
habits combined with a hectic job can spell doom for your system. Make sure you
put in an effort to eat healthy food on time, in adequate quantities. Never let
your job disturb your meal timings. Eat on time, and try and take a walk after
lunch to aid digestion. Eating junk food and having too much coffee, tea or
cigarettes can give you acidity, heartburn, and in some cases even cause
9) Balance Work and Home – A lot of people
work hard so that they can give monetary benefits and creature comforts to
their kids, but you may be, in fact, doing a lot of damage to your kids.
Children NEED their parents while growing up; being away perennially leaves
them feeling insecure and then depending on crutches like bad friends and
drugs, later on. So balance home and work. And if ever you have to choose,
choose your family and home. Because a new job is always available.
10) Be Disciplined – And the golden mantra
for avoiding chaos and stress at the workplace, is to be disciplined. Being
disciplined, organized and systematic can really make you more relaxed. Be the
best at your job and you will learn to love it. This will also translate into
more rewards from your career!
So go ahead and face work with these ten tips to stay cool.
The trick is to mix work and play!