Simple Ways To Relax At Work
It can be quite difficult to stay relaxed during work with all the deadlines, schedules and appointments. But there comes apoint where you can get so stressed that it will even interfere with work. There are a few simple methods you can adopt to be calmer and collected that will improve your work life.
Have a good breakfast
People always forget to eat in the morning or they eat as little as possible in their rush to get to work. You will have to prepare your children for school and send them off, pack lunches for everyone, schedule a last minute appointment etc. But just sitting down, taking some time off to have some breakfast can really give you a breather and prepare you better to go to work. Try to include some fruit in the meal as well.
You can either attend a group meditation class or practice yoga at home. But meditation is not just yoga or breathing exercises. It is a way of clearing your mind and engaging in something that keeps you at peace. This could be reading a book, listening to some music, taking a walk by yourself or even dancing. Take time off your busy life to engage in something you enjoy.
Leave for work early
Instead of rushing out of the door at the last minute, try to wake up a little early so you have enough time to attend to all the chores of early morning. This way you can avoid most of the rush hour traffic and come to work on time. It also meansyou have to go to sleep early so that you catch a good night’s sleep.
Clean up the clutter
If your work desk is filled with old envelopes, half eaten sandwiches, food wrappers, pencil shavings and balled up papers, you have some cleaning up to do. Arrange your desk so that everything you need is within easy reach. Throw away everything you don’t need.
Enjoy your full lunch hour
You’ve been cooped up in the office for hours so don’t spend your lunch hour in the office too. Go outside, stretch your legs and take a deep breath. You can either enjoy a homemade lunch with your co-workers in the public square or try a set lunch in central city at a local restaurant.
There are so many food outlets in the city such as cafes, food vans, fast food chains and you can even try a Chinese or fine Italian restaurant.
Take a nap or play
If you have some time left of your lunch hour, you can spend it wisely by taking a walk, doing some stretching exercises or using the time for a hobby such as writing, drawing, colouring, listening to music etc. You can even take a nap and relax for a few minutes.