3 Ways to Manage your Work Stress

Let’s be honest there are many times when you want to say f*ck this sh*t and just quit your job. When you find yourself dreading going to work, lacking motivation to get work assignments done it becomes very hard to perform your work duties effectively. I first hand have dealt with work stress. Things had got so bad that my heart would sink whenever I’d get an email from my superiors. For months I felt like I was drowning and no matter what I did things kept getting worse and worse. I took the necessary precautions on how to deal with stress to make sure I was good and one day I will share that with you all. Until then, here’s three tips for stress management:

1) Meditation & Uplifting Music- The song Close to You (HXLY KXSS Remix) [feat. Eris Ford, IMRSQD & HXLY KXSS] x Chris Howland literally changed my life. There’s a lyric that reads “I give you [God] my anxiety and all the worry that’s inside of me.” Hearing that line was like a breath of fresh air for me. Give your problems to God and trust that He has a great plan in store for you! 

2) Taking CBD oil- Visit @endo_tx on Instagram for more information.

3) Use your PTO to refresh- Use it or lose it, many full-time jobs offer PTO that you have to use by a certain time period. Take advantage of those benefits. Lastly, if you don’t have a full-time job you can take off a few days from your part-time gig… they’ll be okay.

I’m a firm believer that people have to take care of themselves both mentally, spiritually and physically because if you lose your mind and can’t do your job you’ll be replaced! Your job position will always be there, but your mental health will not. I always tell people to practice self-care because at the end of the day all you have is yourself. 

STRESS

It’s a six letter word that brings an array of emotions that make our everyday lives a little bit harder. The three main stress contributors include, work and school, relationships and self-generated stress.

So how can I manage stress?

Learn the acronym R.E.L.A.X. its meaning provides five tips to managing stress.

R- Recognize

This is the first step to managing stress; you have to identify what it is that is stressing you out and what causes the stress. Identifying your stress triggers can help eliminate it all together.

E- Exercise

Exercise is proven to release negative emotions, so try to get 30 minutes to a hour of physical activity daily. Get bodied by Fit 29 and attend a boot camp in your area.

L- Let it go

Think like Elsa from Frozen and just “let it go” because 9 times out of 10 whatever it is that has you stressed won’t even be a thought in your mind a month from now.

A- Attitude

You have to change your attitude to determine your altitude. Try to stay positive and most importantly find something good in every situation.

X- e(X)tra sleep

Sleep is so important because it refreshes your body, so you can function throughout the day. Make getting enough sleep a priority.


Make time for YOU

Set aside time to do things for leisure
If you work hard, you can play EVEN harder!

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Determine some ways that you can distress you life and think of those ways whenever you’re faced with stress.

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