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We all know that work isn't meant to be relaxing - and while a certain level of ‘stress’ is good for you - you can't change the fact that your job can be a pressure cooker. If you find that stress levels are increasing, there are numerous ways that you can respond to it using the following strategies:
Constantly responding to stimuli can be exhausting. But it takes only 60 seconds of quiet time to recharge. Take five slow, deep breaths and refocus. Try doing this in a different space or room as a change of scenery also helps.
Getting out of the office and away from your desk is another important way to refresh and recharge. Changing your surroundings, even if it's only for 20 minutes, not only gives your tired mind a break but also boosts your mood.
Stress usually stems from feeling overwhelmed and out of control, and if your work area looks as if a tornado hit it, that will only add to the growing tension. Tidying up—even just a little—will help create a sense of calm.
Being sedentary is bad for your weight. You could try simple exercises at your desk to keep your body moving. Triceps, bench dips, lunges and squats are all great for the body and mind.