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29 Jul 09 Relax At Work

Written by: SamElli

Part of workplace stress is the inability to calm down while you’re under pressure, and just let yourself relax a little bit.  Being too stressed then negatively affects your performance, and you begin to produce work that isn’t up to the standard it could be.  Much the same way that stress affects you negatively in all aspects of life, your body isn’t going to deliver in the best way possible if you are overstressed.  Of course a little bit of stress is a good thing for your health, but too much is always bad, which is why you need to be able to unwind when you’re feeling too stressed out.  Learning to relax quickly and quietly at work is one of those things that everyone needs to learn how to do effectively.

Of course on of the easiest strategies is to take a short break if you’re feeling particularly frustrated.  Take 5-10 minutes to yourself if you’ve been frustrated working on the same problem for a long period of time without making any headway.  This way you can leave the problem, focus on something else for a minute, and you can then reenter the situation with a new perspective.

Another way to keep relaxed is to clear out any unnecessary clutter from your environment, to create a clean and concise work area that makes you feel more productive.  Bogging yourself down with cluttered items just makes you feel more trapped and overwhelmed adding to you stress level.  Which is exactly why adding plants is a good idea, as it will provide you with fresh air and more healthy natural feel to your office area.

Get a comfortable chair, it’s no use having to work for 8-9 hours in a day on an uncomfortable chair.  A comfortable body is a more relaxed body, and the more calm and relaxed that you can be, the better you’re going to feel, and that will translate into your performance.

Finally personalize your workplace.  Find out what you are able to bring in, or hang up around your cubicle, and make sure everything is office appropriate, but still make the area yours.  By letting your personality flow throughout your surroundings your identity remains unique and true to your character, taking away a little more of the corporate world stress.

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Tags: Aspects Of Life, Comfortable Chair, Concise Work, Cubicle, , Headway, , , , , Plants, Relax, Short Break, Stress Level, Uncomfortable Chair, Unnecessary Clutter, Workplace Stress

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