Its 8 am and you are getting ready for work. A quick mental checklist of all the things that you need to get done today and you release one, single, long deep breath. Your day hasn’t even begun and it already seems endless with meetings, reviews, calls, presentations, emails and then some more.
Not surprisingly, you will feel anxious and edgy at work, after all, there’s so much to do and not enough time, right? Yes, it’s true but take a deep breath because melting into a pool of panic is not the solution. The truth is, as and when you climb the corporate ladder, work will get stressful and hectic but it’s important to stay on top of everyday situations and that begins with controlling your anxiety.
Easier said than done? Not really. Just practice these 3 simple habits every day to feel like you’re the one in charge – and not your bundle of nerves.
Stay Away from Coffee
Yes, coffee is the ultimate pick-me-up beverage but it also increases cortisol in the brain, which is basically the stress hormone. Not to forget, coffee dry’s you out which in turn will exhaust you way sooner than you expect.
Try instead: Instead of the 4 pm coffee, a cup of chamomile tea instead will calm your nerves and is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety.
Invest in An Adult Coloring Book
Adult colouring books are quite the rage these days because of its therapeutic value. Designed in great detail, the purpose of these books is to help you relax and focus at the same time and it always helps to take some time off from staring at a computer screen.
Tip: Pick an intricately designed book to challenge your artistic side and carry it everywhere! It’s basically relaxation on the go!
Check out these gorgeous colouring books which are perfect for adults.
Listen To Calming Music
The brain is like a drunk monkey can be super difficult to tame unless you are practising to be a Buddhist monk while working on an excel sheet. Especially at work, the brain is supercharged and is in a hustle mode so yes, it cracks under pressure sometimes. But on days you are feeling too overwhelmed, switch off your regular choice of music and put on some soothing meditation track.
Tip: Just like your body, your brain needs to relax as well. So besides listening to some calming tunes, don’t forget to practice deep breathing. After all, it’s all about the healing breath.
Not sure what to listen to? Try this super relaxing playlist.
Now that you have 3 arsenals up your sleeve, don’t forget to apply them on a daily basis. Work will continue but it’s important that you focus on yourself also. So ahead and take charge – you are doing just fine.