Do you get stressed out at work? Don’t worry, everybody does! Today is National Stress Awareness Day, so it’s time to give some thought to how we can keep ourselves mellow in the face of heavy workloads and hard days.
Keeping your work-life balance in check can be a struggle, but it’s essential to job satisfaction. No matter how much you love your job, working too hard or too much can have a negative impact on your mental health. And without taking the time to relax, unwind and kick back, you could find yourself in the downward spiral that is workplace stress.
There’s no better form of post-work escapism than taking a well-earned break with your favourite tracks – especially if that’s a luxury you don’t have at work. Music is a fantastic way to unwind, offering tired workers a chance to switch off their brains and soak up the sound – and by constructing yourself a soothing after-work playlist, you can de-stress and forget about the annoyances of the day.
Particularly if you work on your feet, taking an opportunity to sit with your feet up and have an evening of sweet immobility can be a real treat. Our physical health is also directly related to our stress levels, with each one feeding the other, so the soreness and swelling associated with working on your feet all day can perpetuate stress levels without giving your poor feet some TLC. By putting your feet up, you’re increasing bloodflow to your heart and even preventing the dreaded varicose veins in the process.
The whole premise of yoga and meditation is to help you find a place of inner peace and purge yourself of any mental blocks. After a stressful day at work, some simple meditation offers an easy and effective solution to your office-hours troubles – so find your favourite spot, clear your mind and let the good vibrations in.
You’ll no doubt be familiar with the tremendous healing powers of a lovely warm bubble bath – and this is one of our favourite ways to let the stresses of working life melt away into nothingness. Aromatherapy is a tried and tested miracle cure for stress – soothing our sinuses and emptying the mind. So the next time you need help getting over a hard day at work, hunt down some scented candles and treat yourself to a nice long soak.
A nice hot brew
There’s no doubt that the only sure-fire way to beat the stresses of working life is to put the kettle on and sort yourself a cosy cuppa. The noble cup of tea has provided stressed Brits with a solution to their everyday problems for centuries – and with so many ways to get your fix, there’s no de-stressing solution quite like a piping hot brew.
At Eden Springs, we know what it means to keep your work-life balance in order – which is why we provide offices throughout the UK with eco-friendly coffee solutions guaranteed to give your work day a scrumptious caffeine boost.