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Redesign Your Work Day So Your Office Doesn’t Stress You Out

No matter what your profession is, there is always a point in time when everyone has to deal with stress. It’s not always easy to relax, especially when you love your job, but it’s important to remember to breathe every once in awhile. Entrepreneur has some great advice on how you can be more at ease in the workplace.

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Start The Morning Off Right – If you notice yourself getting stressed out about hearing the news in the morning while on your way to work, change things up. Try listening to your favorite radio station instead, either as background music while gathering your thoughts for the day, or sing each song as loud as you can. Then, when you get to work, go out of your way to say hello to the positive people in your workplace rather than waiting for them to come up to you.

Go For A Walk – Use your lunch break as an opportunity to walk around your office space a couple times a week. Walking for just 10 minutes in the fresh air could leave you feeling better and more productive for the rest of the day.

Set Realistic Goals – Don’t assign more work than you can get done in your day. Make a list of the most important tasks you need to complete and if you have extra time, start on something else that can wait to be finished the next day. Over assigning yourself tasks will only lead to more stress, which you don’t want.

Set A Reminder To Breathe – Although this may sound a little weird, it may actually help you focus. Set an alarm or reminder for every hour or whatever it may be to have just a minute to collect your thoughts. If your job requires a lot of your time, you may think you don’t have any time to “relax” but, in this case, a minute could go a long way.

Creating a better workplace environment that’s comfortable not only for yourself but everyone else at the office is important. If you keep these important tips in mind when you’re at the workplace, you will be able to start living a more stress-free life and start being more productive.

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