Whether you’re just starting out at your first job or you’re further along in your career, stress is an inevitable part of any job. There are going to be moments when things get a little intense. We know work can be stressful, but we’ve rounded up the top six tips to stress less from some of our favorite entrepreneurs and experts.
Co-Founder of Tipsy Elves
Meditate daily. I attended a meditation retreat in Sedona a few years ago and feel that meditation is so helpful to stay clear-headed, present and intentional throughout my day to day life. The concept of ‘short moments, many times’ is something I’ve tapped into. You can have small meditative moments throughout the day. It doesn’t necessarily need to be long sessions on a cushion.
Founder & CEO of Kango
The best way I achieve work-life balance is to manage stress with the Japanese practice of “forest bathing” called Shinrin-yoku. Forest bathing – going for a walk, surrounded by quiet greenery and clean air – is the most effective remedy that I’ve found. There is a silent, stress-absorbing quality to it. Best of all, I find that I don’t need lengthy hikes nor complete wilderness in order to feel the benefits of my “forest baths.” A quiet park with a good amount of tall trees will generally do the trick!
CBD Oil Researcher for RaveReviews
Anxiety and stress can rob life of its joy and spontaneity, leaving you feeling both tense and exhausted — maybe even depressed and socially isolated. There is promising research that points to CBD’s role as an anxiolytic — which means it has anti-anxiety effects. CBD increases levels of glutamate and serotonin — and it’s these same neurotransmitters that play a crucial role in mood regulation.
Author of Choosing Happiness and Intuitive Healer
When I get stressed, I do three things; stop, breathe and reconnect. When my mind is getting the best of me, I stop everything, close my eyes and take deep breaths in and out. I take four counts on the in-breath and eight counts on the out-breath. And I simply watch my breath until I find myself reconnecting with my body. I’ll place my hands on my thighs, give them a squeeze and remind myself that I’m still here, and that’s a lot more significant than anything else could possibly be. This little exercise creates gratefulness for simply being alive.
Drea Gunness Groeschel
Founder & CEO of Beautiac
Tell yourself out loud that you are worthy and beautiful. Because you are, and saying it out loud confirms this positive perspective on yourself. Being in a positive mindset about yourself will help you manage stressful moments when they hit you hard, and you’ll get through with a smile!
Co-Founder of Sand Cloud
I always find it important to take frequent breaks at work. Even if it’s just a five-minute walk around the office or a stroll down to the beach, taking a step back usually makes me feel more recharged and keeps me focused on the task at hand when I return. I encourage my team members to take time to clear their heads throughout the day, as well, so that we can all bring our best selves to work. We at Sand Cloud believe in working smarter, not harder.
Choose to stress less at work
Whether you need to meditate, breathe, or give yourself positive affirmations, there are many ways to handle stress at work. The next time you find yourself needing to unwind while on the clock, use these tips to help you stress less. Your brain – and your boss – will thank you for it.