How to Destress When You are Overwhelmed at Work

How to Destress When You are Overwhelmed at Work

How to Destress When You are Overwhelmed at Work

Stressful jobs are becoming more common.  It seems like everyone is overworked, overwhelmed, and overcommitted when it comes to following their career dreams.  This leads to burn out when you do not take the time to prioritize self-care and simple healthy habits.  Although you want to achieve all your professional dreams, you will still want to take care of your mental and physical well-being.  In anxiety therapy in Winter Garden, you can learn some simple tactics to alleviate stress.  These are a few quick ways to destress when you are overwhelmed at the office.

Take a Walk

Being in the office may start to feel stressful, especially if you have not had any fresh air in over six hours.  If you can steal away for a few minutes, take a walk around the block or go sit on a bench in front of your building.  Leave your technology behind and give yourself a chance to escape all work responsibilities while you breathe in the fresh air outdoors.

Download a Calming App

Being overstimulated at work can cause your mind to feel overwhelmed and overworked.  To destress quickly, consider downloading a calming app, like Calm, and listen to the calming sounds of the ocean or a simple mantra to help ground and center your mind.  These may only require five minutes of your time, but they can have lasting effects that can change the course of the rest of your day.

Stretch Your Body

If you have a few free minutes and small office space to do some stretches, take the time to move your body during the workday.  Keep a yoga mat rolled up in the corner so that you can easily lie it on the floor and do some quick stretches.  This will alleviate some of the tension that builds up in your body during a stressful day, and it will increase blood flow and lower your heart rate.

Talk to a Friend

During your lunch break, opt to avoid the work cafeteria and say ‘no’ to dining with coworkers.  Take this time to arrange a phone call with a friend that is also on their lunch break at the same time and talk to them about other things in your life.  It will feel good to discuss things other than work during that break in your day, and you may even feel more relaxed when you return after the hour is over.

Write Checklists

When you write out your daily tasks, you will be able to focus on the things that you need to prioritize.  This system can help you stay mentally and physically organized on the most pressing tasks, which will allow you to feel calmer throughout the day as things get checked off the list.

These are a few of the ways that you can quickly destress when you have a few free minutes during a stressful workday.  If you begin to prioritize your self-care and do the work in anxiety therapy in Winter Garden, you can live a more balanced lifestyle.  Contact us to start living the life that you deserve and finally prioritize your mental health today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.