5 Ways To Reduce Work Stress

Stress has become a part of our modern lives. It is inevitable, we are doing so much and there is so much stimulation from everyday things. It’s important to recognize and manage our stress symptoms, and deal with the causes. Here are 5 ways to reduce work stress from a bigger article over on the Veeva blog.

5 Ways To Reduce Work Stress

Work stress. We all have it.

In the workplace, many of us deal with co-workers, long hours, job insecurity, demanding bosses, deadlines, schedules, responsibilities, or difficult decisions on a continual basis. All of these can play on our minds, not only when we’re at work, but also on our off time, causing us to lie awake in bed, take it out on our loved ones or gnash our teeth in traffic.

The connection between stress, ill health and a lower quality of life is undeniable. Believe it or not, the boss coming down on you for not finishing your quarterly report on time could have a very real biochemical effect in your body.

The Side-Effects of Work Stress

Due to the ubiquitous effect of stress hormones on our immunity and health in general, chronic stress can result in the following serious health problems:

  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems such as insomnia or excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Digestive problems such as pain, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Memory impairment
  • Worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema or acne
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Different types of pain such as headaches, abdominal, pelvic and low-back pain
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Learning impairment
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis

If you need help with some stress coping and symptom clearing book an appointment with Linda at Easthouse Center.
Linda Easthouse at Easthouse Natural Health

5 Ways To Reduce Work Stress

Stress only becomes a problem when it exceeds our ability to respond or effectively cope with it. Rather than trying to eliminate stress from your life, the key is to enhance your coping mechanisms, which is relatively easy to do with a few minor lifestyle adjustments and a little help from Mother Nature.

Implementing any of the following strategies will not only reduce your stress levels at work, but overall as well:

  1. Take a yoga class or hit the gym after work
  2. Get away from your work environment when you can. Take a meditation class, or sit and enjoy nature on your lunch break
  3. Eat a healthy, whole foods diet
  4. Get regular massages or other body work – make use of your corporate benefits!
  5. Make time for your relationships with family and friends

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How stressful is your work environment? Do you have coping mechanisms and take steps to reduce it?

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