5 Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips To Reduce Work Stress

Stress can often act as a motivator making you better at your job, but it can also be overwhelming. Our competitive business culture often demands long working hours, but when these demands become too much, it can result in work-related stress.

How can you protect yourself from the harmful effects of work-related stress? Although it is different for every individual, it is important to cultivate a healthy work-life balance.

5 Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips To Reduce Work Stress

Prioritizing

This is an excellent way to make sure that you get everything done that needs to be done. Start by making a list of the tasks that need to be completed. From there, you can arrange them in order of things which are more urgent to tasks that are less urgent. You can further break up this list into projects which require more of your time, or less of it. Try crossing tasks off of your list as you complete them to give yourself a greater sense of accomplishment.

Regular Breaks

Taking a break is a fantastic way to recharge your brain and your body so you can stay efficient on the job. A break can include one minute of deep breathing and mindfulness or stretching, or a 10 minute walk around the block for some fresh air. However you like to quickly relax, make time to do it throughout the day.

Make Sure The Things That Are Important To You Are Incorporated Into Daily Life

We all have lives and passions outside of what we do for work. However, it is easy to lose sight of the things that bring us joy when we are constantly focused on work. Schedule time to do the things you love. For example, if you love yoga, sign up for weekly classes. Creating a scheduled time increases the chances that you will follow through.

Make Time For Fun

Having fun is just as important as working! It can be beneficial to nurture personal relationships so we feel fulfilled outside of work. For example, plan a date night with your partner, or a night out with your friends. If you are afraid of breaking the bank, try planning a free or low cost activity such as going for a walk or making dinner at home with friends.

Establish Boundaries

Boundaries are absolutely essential, especially when it comes to work. If you feel as though you have too many tasks on your plate, talk to your boss and see if another arrangement can be made. When being assigned new tasks, it is important to be honest with your boss, and yourself about the workload you are able to handle.

At EmotionMatters we offer interventions to rebalance your life and help you manage work stress. Our expert team of counsellors and psychotherapists will work with you to learn how to set limits and boundaries, and to review and reset your life and career goals.

Our nutrition team can work with you to balance your nutrition, eating and lifestyle behaviours reviving your energy levels to be able to focus on work and personal commitments.