Tuesday, March 18, 2014

10 Ways To Make Sure Your Work Day Doesn't Suck

Are you finding that your workday is leaving you completely frazzled and stressed? If you feel a large disconnect between your work and home life, as many people do, it's important to regain a sense of serenity at the office.

Here are 10 tips to ease your "office anxiety" and in turn help make other areas of your life calm and balanced as well.

1. Wait on the coffee!

The best way to lubricate, hydrate, and detox your entire body is by drinking a glass of warm filtered water first thing in the morning. For extra credit, add real lemon juice! Coffee is very dehydrating, so wait until you've had some breakfast and at least one glass of water before having your morning cup. You'll find yourself less anxious and won't experience such a large caffeine crash.

2. Take breaks to breathe.

It's easy to get lost in our workdays. Meetings, deadlines, and a full inbox can really take a toll on our mental health. It's important to remind yourself to breathe and practice a simple breathing exercise of 5 second inhales and 8 second exhales. Practice this for just five minutes a day and you'll notice awareness coming back to your body, which will help you relax when you encounter tense or overwhelming moments.

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