Mondays can be hard for a lot of people. If you suffer from anxiety and stress, especially in the workplace, you’re bound to feel trapped and worried. Some of us are lucky enough to have a good job where you can keep you anxiety in check due to the non-threatening job environment. But if your workplace is the exact opposite of that, then it’s time to make a few small changes that could potentially make a big difference.
Rearrange Your Desk
By decorating your desk with calm colours like light blue, whites and pastel shades, you’ll notice that you’ll feel more calmer at your desk. This also means de-cluttering your desk from all those folders and files. Get a few magazine folders to keep your files in place, and arrange them neatly. Obviously, you will have to invest in some time to get this done, but that extra 15 minutes in the workplace to decorate will make all the difference in the world.
Take Deep Breaths
You probably already know this, but have you really put this practice to the test and see just how effective it is? We’ve found that taking up to 15 stomach-deep breaths can relieve most forms of stress or anxiety. So, whenever you feel any negative emotions like anxiety or even anger, don’t let it drag you down by taking a couple deep breaths.
Change Your Train of Thought
Anxiety often comes from uncertainty and when you keep thinking about your problems, it can possibly get worse. So redirect your mind whenever you’re feeling low by looking at something that can positively change the way you’re feeling. You can choose to go to the gym, workout, or anything that gives you bigger boost of positivity.
Anxiety is bound to happen when you blood-sugar drops, so whenever you begin to feel irritated, nervous or anxious, feed your body something nutritious. Obviously chocolate can help, but if you’re looking for something lighter and more nutritious, a banana could help.
Don’t Suffer in Silence
Most workplaces will have someone in the HR department like a counsellor you can talk to about your problems that’s affecting your productivity in the workplace. Let your employers know what you’re going through because at the end of the day, if you can’t perform, then there’s no reason why you should be in the workplace anyways. Give them reasonable ways on what they can do to improve your work environment.