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The majority of individuals feel extremely stressed out in the workplace to the point where they don’t even think it’s possible to feel relaxed on the job. “I don’t have enough time during my workday to relax!” I’m sure that’s what you’re thinking. In reality, no one has time; you need to create time to relax. Let’s take a moment to consider the “I don’t have time” mindset.

If you’re so busy with work that you don’t have time for anything else, then how in the world do you find time to eat, use the bathroom, or rest? You need to set your priorities. The amount of time we have each day remains constant, but it’s completely up to us how we utilize that time. Let’s say your boss at work assigns you an overwhelming amount of tasks with an impossible deadline. You work nonstop, become completely stressed and overwhelmed, and end up working overtime on the project, often turning in subpar work. Sound familiar? It sounds quite familiar to me, as I used to do this for a long time before I finally broke this pattern!

One thing we all need to recognize is that when you overload your mind with stress, the result is an extremely unproductive mind. Let me give you an example. First thing in the morning, you’re given a massive assignment from your boss that’s due in just a few hours. Most of us go into a complete frenzy and spend the rest of our day panicking while hunched over our work, trying to get it done. Your neck becomes stiff as a board, your eyes become strained, and at some point, you realize it’s been 4 hours since you ate or used the restroom, so you probably should do something about that. This is the absolute worst way to work!

Everyone’s efficiency and effectiveness decrease as stress and exhaustion increase. Our brains function best not when we’re under a great deal of stress and physical strain, but rather when we’re feeling relaxed and thinking clearly. Simply put, you need to make sure to take breaks throughout your day. Even if you’re super busy with your work, you need to make it a point to step away from your work for five to ten minutes every half hour or so. You need to give your mind a break; it’s not a machine. You have to take your foot off the gas pedal at least a couple of times an hour and step away from the work. This allows your mind to relax and focus on less intense tasks, and it gives your body a much-needed break as well.

You also need some fresh air every couple of hours. I don’t care what the weather is like; you weren’t meant to live cooped up in an office for hours on end, so get outside and get some fresh air. You’ll get a nice energy boost from walking around and elevating your heart rate, which will also make you feel more alert. Remember that it’s important to drink enough water and not skip lunch either! If your blood sugar drops due to hunger, you’ll be reduced to a chattering monkey who can hardly think, let alone solve complex problems. Drink plenty of water, snack on healthy treats, and don’t overdo it on the coffee.

It is much easier for you to relax at work if you follow these guidelines. As an added bonus, you’ll get more work done in less time because you’ll be keeping your body and mind refreshed, which will increase your productivity and capacity. You’ll be able to accomplish more in far less time, and as a bonus, you won’t be all stressed out. Wouldn’t that be a welcome change?

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