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CORPORATE LIFE: 6 WAYS TO BEAT THE STRESS
The lines between corporate life and personal space are blurring by the day. Thanks to modern technology, we carry our workplaces quite literally wherever we go. This also means a lack of time for your loved ones and even lesser for yourself. Over a period, this situation can leave you disengaged and mentally fatigued.
Stress has been linked to six major killer illnesses like heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. That makes more reason for you to keep the right headspace to increase your productivity at the workplace.
Here’s how you can do it:
TIME MANAGEMENT IS THE KEY
Time is money in today’s corporate environment. What’s more important is to use time in your favor and get organized. That means you need to schedule your tasks and plan your day, first thing in the morning. One tip, finish the complex tasks first as the mind is fresher during the first half of the day. Keep the second half for easier tasks so that you can finish your day in time. It means you’ll get more time for yourself and your loved ones.
FIND YOUR MUSE
Do you have a hobby? Do you like exercising? Now is the best time to start it. Exercising or taking up a hobby would be the best thing that could ever happen to you. That’s because these activities are known to be the biggest stress busters. So, now you end your day on a relaxing note as you rise and shine the next morning.
SAY NO TO MULTI-TASKING
Yes, you read that right. Multi-tasking only increases multi-fold stress. Concentrate on one task at a time. If you’re in a meeting, avoid checking emails on your phone. Out with your friends and family? Switch off your phone and make the most of your time with them. Mixing business and pleasure is not the right cocktail for your mental health.
TAKE A BREAK TO COMPLETE TASKS
Sitting on that chair all day is injurious to your mental and physical health. Take a breather every couple of hours. Do some quick deep-breathing exercises and stretch your arms and legs. Another tip, stand rather than sit all day because it improves your blood circulation and keeps your mind active. You can even ask your colleague for a quick meeting while walking down the corridor.
GET INTO A MEETING ONLY IF IT IS IMPORTANT
Did you know companies spend $37 billion a year on unproductive meetings? Now that’s quite a staggering figure. Imagine, if you could spend that much time and money in something more productive for your organization. Unproductive meetings will only leave you more confused and stressed out. Make sure, you have an agenda for every meeting to remain focused and not deviate from the topic.
A smartphone offers you so much like music, games, emails, movies, chats and hundreds of apps, right? No, smart devices are a big distraction and tend to disconnect us from reality and those around us. Therefore, we need to unplug and switch off all those smart devices. No Wi-Fi, no smartphone and no WhatsApp. Just chill at home with family and friends or read a book at a café with a steaming cup of coffee.