Dealing With Stress From Work

Dealing With Stress From Work

 

I consider myself very lucky, in that I am able to choose my place of work every morning, and not have to worry about it (at all)…but it wasn’t always like that.

Yep, I’ve spent time in my youth in what I call ‘the office environment’ – and it still sends shivers down my spine!

When I think back to those years, I now realise that they were the most stressful time of my life, and I really wasn’t cut out for that kind of work life. But, not everyone is as lucky as me – some people HAVE to work in these environments, and do so for many years.

In this article we will be taking a look at some effective options for dealing with stress from work.

Are you sick of the lack of serenity your office space offers you?

Do you feel like quietly screaming your way through you desk job, day after day?

If so, this could be the article for you…

 


How do You Deal With Stress at Work?


At the end of the day, stress, regardless of its origin, can be the starting point for all types of nasties in our life – mainly emotional and biological issues.

It can be the catalyst for many different types of anxiety and depression, and in some cases it can even be linked to various versions of heart disease. But how many of us are taking action with this stress, and trying to improve our workplace experience?

Not enough of us I’m afraid.

Let’s take a look at a handful of ‘hacks’ that could improve your stress levels when you are stuck in the office…

 


Are You Getting Enough Sleep?


Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Getting up in the morning and having a positive outlook on the workday ahead, usually depends on the amount of sleep you’ve managed to fit in the night before. If you’re down the pub every night, smashing Fortnite online or blasting your way through a late night Netflix session…there’s a good chance you’re going to feel pretty shitty the next day in work!

Without enough rest, your performance at work suffers. Mistakes, stupid work decisions and short cuts will be your main form of defence against this tiredness.

You should be looking for at least seven hours sleep a night – try and go to bed at the same (reasonable) time every night.

 


What Are You Having For Breakfast?


What Are You Having For Breakfast?

Remember what your mum used to tell you as a teenager – your breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Ironically, it’s also the meal that we as professionals are most likely to skip, opting to wait for an early lunch instead. We are told that eating the correct breakfast, will help us make the correct food choices for the remainder of the day. It will also help us make the correct work decisions.

Your brain runs on glucose, or sugar, and when you first wake up it’s actually pretty low on sugars. So your blood sugar levels are low because you haven’t eaten for a number of hours – feed yourself up and get that brain ticking over in style!

 


Do You Like Plants?


Do You Like Plants?

Bit of a strange question there, isn’t it?

But seriously – a recent study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology highlights the fact that plants can have a calming office effect and even positively affect one’s attention span.

I’m not 100% sure how all this works, seems pretty spiritual to me, but it’s certainly worth a shout if you’re into that type of thing!

 


Take A Nice Walk…


Take A Nice Walk...

If the stress of the office starts to feel like it’s overpowering you – simply try a nice walk.

I’ve seen this happen time and time again, when I was living in London. Big groups of office workers would stick together and walk along a local canal as they ate their food/lunch.

You will feel less tense, less stressed and more productive after walking.

 


Be Prepared (For The Office Dickheads!!!)


Be Prepared (For The Office Dickheads!!!)

To me, this is probably the most important point to take on-board from this article…which is kinda why we left it until last!

It doesn’t matter who you are, or how calm you are – at some point in your career someone in the office or workplace is going to say something you find cruel, personally.

Be prepared and shake it all off!

Easier said than done, I know.

Try your best not to take anything personally, try and let it all slide down you and not effect your overall mood throughout the day.

If someone deals out a solid criticism or a rude comment at work, keep in mind that it’s more about their need to offload the negativity and possibly their bad day than it is about you.

 


Dealing With Problems at Work


What are your opinions on this subject – do you have any special ‘hacks’ that manage to get you through a busy work day (without killing someone!)?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on this subject, please consider leaving them in the comment section below.

Healthy Travel Options – Why Travel in an RV?

Healthy Travel Options - Why Travel in an RV?

I came across this subject on a television show about a month back and I just had to make a mental note of it, so I could include the topic on this site – why travel in an RV?

Granted, it sounds like a strange subject for me to cover, but it’s a fascinating health angle – apparently, traveling by RV may be one of the healthiest – and least stressful – ways to travel.

Check it out…

The Fat Diminisher System is the complete game changer for men and women when it comes to losing weight – Find out more about this revolutionary product HERE

 


The Road Trip


I’ll level with you here – I’m a tall guy and therefore I’m not the biggest fan of road trips or camping (tents are nowhere near big enough for my comfort needs!). But, the idea of taking a road trip is still romantic and exhilarating, even though I know I’m not going to be that comfortable during it!

I do love the idea of just jumping in a vehicle and setting off to discover the vast and varied landscapes my country has to offer.

Below are a few health reasons you may want to opt for the open road on your next vacation, instead of taking the more traditional germ magnet options…

 


1) Think About Your Immune System


We’d all agree that airplanes and airports are popular destinations for those of us looking to take a holiday, right?

Yep – a LOT of people go through these areas on an hourly basis. This is the reason so many airports, and the airplanes that land/depart from them, are riddled with germs.

Think About Your Immune System

A recent study by a popular insurance quotes website resulted in some shocking facts coming to light – airport check-in kiosks and water fountain buttons were way more ‘infested’ than any place you can find in your home (and that includes the bloody bathroom!).

It gets worse…

When you board the plane, you are then in danger of the disease-ridden fold-down tray table (yep – the one you eat off!!!). Apparently most of these trays are covered in eight times the amount of bacteria you’d find on the lavatory flush button.

Have I managed to put you off your food yet?

 


2) Control Your RV Diet


We’ve covered it in numerous articles on this site before – so it’s a FACT

People who cook for themselves, end up with a healthier diet than those who opt to eat out (as I pointed out above – it’s a FACT!).

In an RV, equipped with a kitchen, you’re able to avoid the typical pitfalls of eating on the go.

I’ve done it myself on numerous occasions, especially going through the London systems as I try and get to Paddington Station…and home to Wales! 🙂

Control Your RV Diet

Fast food is everywhere, you’re starving and you have little time – what ya gonna do?

Bang up a Burger King or a slice of Pizza etc – it’s quick, it’s easy and most of the time…it don’t cost that much!

On a RV trip you are free to stop off at any grocers or farmer’s markets you want. Get back to your traveling base and whip up a healthy meal for the family.

Interested in a 3 week Diet and Workout Plan that can change the way you look at food? Find out more HERE

 


3) The Nature Boost


Recent studies show us that simply looking at, and being in nature, brings peace to the brain. Sure, it sounds a little ‘hippie’ and ‘new age’, but there is a lot of truth behind it.

Some experts have even gone as far as saying that nature, and the views it provides, can boost your mental health long-term and may even help protect against mental illness.

See nature in a RV

So get out on that open road and take in the beautiful natural landscapes that your country offers – it’s good for your mood, and good for your mental health!

 


4) Sleep Naturally


I don’t know about you, but I struggle BIG TIME to fall asleep on a long plane journey. Maybe it’s down to my height? Maybe I work myself up too much and I’m too bored?

No idea what it is really – but sleeping naturally comes hard to me (and many others) when I’m on a plane!

RV holiday rambler

In 2014, Expedia released results of a report they had carried out on Airplane Etiquette – it was a kind of survey. They claim that after they asked 1,000 Americans about on-board behavior…just over 15% of them admitted to using ‘cheeky methods’ to get some shut eye on plane journeys.

Cheeky methods?

Well, that’s my way of politely saying medication or alcohol.

I can level with this, as I’ve done it many times before in the past.

You’ll never have this problem on a RV journey – you can always sleep in a bed, and you can even take your own pillow along if you want to!

Simply pull over in a safe area, or even a cheap campsite, and get a good night’s sleep before you carry on with your adventure.

 


5) Remove The Package Holiday Stress


Finally booking a holiday gives you a great feeling…initially…

But when it comes to getting to your destination, and meeting certain deadlines, the stress starts to seep through.

These types of holidays give you zero control over your plans or pace – never a calming influence on your general mental health.

Take back control and be in charge of your own adventure for once – get up when you want, eat when you want, travel when you want…and control your own vacation for once!

Do you enjoy RV breaks?

Do you have any RV tips you’d think would benefit this article?

If so, please consider leaving them in the comment section below.