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Surviving Stress in the Workplace






Surviving Stress in the Workplace
By: Alyson Salem

Stress in the workplace is becoming more and more common and research is finding that stress is causing employees to be less engaged, more absent, and less productive. We all may feel various levels of anxiety in our careers. Deadlines and work-life imbalance can not only be stressful, they can also leave you feeling unmotivated and stuck in a rut. Read on to learn some small ways that you can relieve stress in the workplace and make the most of your time at the office.

1. Create a Zen Atmosphere
Run a diffuser that releases essential oils into the air to boost your mood and productivity. Try a calming oil such as lavender, or try an energizing aroma like peppermint to help you concentrate and brainstorm that next great idea. Who knows, that idea may get you the promotion you’ve been striving for!

2. De-Clutter
If you have deadlines or high-stakes meetings that are fast approaching, sitting at an unorganized and cluttered desk can add to levels of stress or chaos that you may be feeling. Take the time to de-clutter your desk and organize your space in a more functional way. For example, file any loose papers or receipts that may be floating on your desk or use a drawer organizer for your desk drawer to separate pens, paper clips, highlighters, etc. A clutter free work space can lead to a more productive mindset.

3. Destress with Apps
There are so many great apps on the market right now geared toward healthy living and mindfulness. Specifically, there are apps that help you to slow down and refocus your mind. Some apps with great reviews include MindMeister, Headspace, & Calm. If you aren’t into the idea of using an app to refocus your mind, you can always download some soothing music to play in the background throughout the day.

4. Make a List
Prioritize a daily list of to-dos to organize your thoughts and maximize your time at the office by planning your day in advance. It is such a great feeling every time you cross off a to-do throughout the day, which is also great motivation! If you are more of a tech savvy individual, try using a task management app such as Wunderlist, Google Keep, or Todoist that can help you stay organized and even send you reminders.

5. Take a Break
It is less productive to not take breaks throughout the day than it is to take a couple little ones. Take 10 minutes every now and then to stand up and stretch your legs, walk around the block with a coworker, or eat a healthy snack to re-energize your mind & body. You will return from your break feeling refreshed and less stressed which will help you be more productive.

Stress in the workplace is common and can hinder productivity, but if you combine the tips listed above, you can improve your productivity and feel less anxious. Unique Venues wants to help alleviate some of that stress, too! Let us help you market your event space to generate more leads and book more business. Marketing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when you have Unique Venues to help you navigate a crowded marketplace. Click here to schedule a phone meeting with a marketing advisor and breathe a sigh of relief.

Sources:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2014/09/11/workplace-stress-leads-to-less-productive-employees/#2ea3145431d1
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-calming-apps-destress-clear-mind/
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/best-to-do-list-apps-tools 
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