You work too hard, barely scrape by in the sleep department, constantly take care of friends and family and still manage to stay (mostly) sane from day to day and week to week. That’s no small feat. But you may have noticed signs of stress from this hectic lifestyle, whether it’s excessive fatigue, misplacing keys or other important items, headaches or tense moods.
It’s time to take care of yourself so that you can continue taking care of everything (and everyone) else. Below are five life-altering stress busters that really make a difference.
Eat whole foods.
As in not overly processed foods. If the ingredient list is longer than your book club selection, this may be a sign that what you’re eating has spent more time in a lab than it did in the earth. Foods high in calcium and magnesium relax your muscles, relieve headaches and can actually improve sleep. Bonus: Chocolate contains calcium and magnesium, so there’s your excuse!
It may seem obvious, but no less essential, physical activity produces stress-relieving chemicals in your body. Whether you go with a soothing yoga routine or a high-energy kickboxing class, choose something you actually enjoy doing so you continue to do it. Yoga experts have devised specific poses that instantly melt away any built up tension, so go ahead and roll out the yoga mat already.
Learn how to say No…
Create boundaries and stick to them. Once this habit is down pat, you’ll be thanking yourself for the clarity of mind it provides. There’s no need to check work emails after hours unless you want to be mentally composing a response to that demanding colleague all night rather than watching a movie or enjoying a family dinner. Saying no also applies to personal obligations sometimes. If you don’t have the time, don’t guilt trip yourself into signing up for something extra.
Give yourself a break.
Schedule a monthly massage or spa day. Actually leave your desk at lunch for more than five minutes. Practice deep breathing throughout the day. Get out with your friends when you can (and no, that work meeting doesn’t count). Find a creative outlet, but whatever it is, find what works for you. And don’t be so hard on yourself!
Leave the cleaning to the professionals.
If you can’t remember the last time when (or even if) your keyboard or desk was cleaned at work, something has to give right? Hire a professional cleaning service to the do the job right and leave yourself one less thing to worry about. The mental space you get back is astronomical.
Boost your mood, stay healthier and enjoy life more with these stress management skills you can implement for a lifetime. Make sure you talk to the fastest growing commercial cleaning company in Australia so you don’t have to stress about the office any longer. Cleancorp specialises in office, retail, commercial and industrial cleaning, so your workspace will be spotless no matter the environment. Read our testimonials or request a quote to learn more about the Cleancorp difference, or call us today – 1300 211 944.