Small amounts of short-term stress can actually improve your performance at work, but when the stress becomes chronic it can lead to a range of health complications including depression, insomnia and high blood pressure. If work is a source of stress for you, it is important to take control before it becomes overwhelming.
While unfortunately we can’t always control our responsibilities or the people we interact with at work – we can control how we respond to such stressors. By cultivating resilience and practicing mindfulness, you should gain control over workplace stress. Try the following techniques:
Establish a meditation practice
More and more evidence is turning up saying that mindfulness meditation helps to lower stress levels. Take advantage by establishing a regular practice – just 10 minutes a day could help you to become more aware of your emotions and more able to cope with difficult situations as they arise.
Ease physical tension
When we become stressed, our…