How You Can Lower Your Work Stress

The chances are good that you will have read a lot about work-related stress and burnout over the last couple of years. So many people out there have been experiencing burnout, and the truth is that it is easier to find ways to lower your stress levels before this happens than it is to fix the damage that has been done after the fact. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways to help you lower your work stress.

Set clear boundaries

Let’s start with one of the most important measures that you can take. One of the biggest factors in work stress and burnout is that it is so much easier to take your work home with you these days, and it is much easier for your employers to contact you when you are at home. If you are working from home anyway, then the boundaries can vanish quickly. You need to be firm about when you start and stop your work for the day.

Don’t overdo it on the caffeine

It can always be tempting to start smashing the coffee when you are pushed to a tight deadline. But this can be the start of a bad loop, where you will start sleeping badly because of all the caffeine, and then you will need more caffeine at the start of the day to get you going again. It is high time that you think about replacing some of those coffees with caffeine-free alternatives. Chamomile tea is famous for its soothing qualities, and CBD tea can be even more relaxing. Visit The Good Level to find out more about the benefits and charms of drinking CBD-infused beverages.

Give yourself more light

If you are still working from home, as many of us are, then you need to ensure that your workspace is located somewhere that does not make you feel any more stressed than you need to be. If you can find a room that’s just dedicated to work, then that is a good start, but you also need to think about light. It’s. not just to help you look better on video calls. It’s about helping your mental health. If you can’t find a space by a window, then look at what other light sources you can bring in. You may also want to think about adding a SAD lamp (seasonal affective disorder) ahead of the winter, too. This can make a big difference to alleviating your stress. 

Get organised

When you are overstressed at work, it can be tough to see the woods for the trees. Every new task is the most important thing, and even the most experienced manager can struggle to juggle all their different responsibilities. One of the best ways to get around this issue is by making sure that you are as organised as possible. Find a set-up that works for you, whether it’s a spreadsheet, a cork board, or a load of different post-it notes, you need to find a way to sort through the chaos and find the order that you need.

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