Stress is an inevitable part of life. We experience stress at work, at home, and in our daily commutes. Here are a few things you can do when you feel stressed:
Take a walk during your lunch break. If you work at home, take frequent breaks and get fresh air
Practice breathing exercises
Journal your feelings
Take a bath or go for a swim
Use a stress ball
Have a spa day
Quit Your Job (if you are overly stressed and unable to relieve the stress)
Spend time more time with friends and family that you enjoy
Create a work cut off time. Don’t answer work emails or phone calls after the workday ends.
Unplug from your phone. Refrain from checking your cellphone for at least one hour after you wake up and turn off your phone 1-2 hours before you go to sleep.
Get real about self-induced stressed! Most stress is self-inflicted. Work to change your mindset around urgent versus non-urgent matters. Use an Eisenhower Matrix to keep yourself on track with things that matter the most.
Start a stress-free hobby
Take a weekend trip
Delegate tasks to coworkers at work and to family members at home. Build a team of supporters
Often times career burnout is a result of feeling unfulfilled at work. Here are a few things you can do make work a little more engaging:
Level Up At Work
Transition into a position within your company
Find new employment
Speak with your manager or supervisor about incorporating a preferred job role in your current position
Ask for a schedule change (starter later or leave earlier)
Negotiate work from home days
Find a mentor at work or within your industry to have regular check-in with
If you are beyond the point of feeling stressed and unfulfilled at work, there may be a deeper problem that you should address immediately. Here are a few ways to get over the workday slump:
Depressed, sluggish, or lethargic?
Join a gym and workout regularly
Eat healthy food (mostly lean meats, fish, veggies, fruits, and grains)
Speak with a healthcare professional
Delegate task and use assisted technology when needed
Productivity: Slack, Asana, Monday.com, Trello, Google Calendar, 10 Day One
Mental Health/Wellness: Happify, Talkspace, Shine, Mood Kit, Betterment, Calm, Focus, Daily Yoga, Self Care Checklist App by Grow App
Errands/Help for Hire: Instacart, Shipt, Handy, TaskRabbit, Fancy Hands, Magic
Home Automation: Alexa, Google Home