Burning out at work is not uncommon, especially when there are papers or presentations that are due in the next couple of days or weeks. Your body has to work more additional hours to finish all the deadlines and accomplish the company’s goals. You rarely get enough rest and sleep, as your mind is focused with work, thus leading to stress or burnout. This could affect your working performance, as the brain is greatly affected when someone is tired.
Here are some ways to cope with your stress so it won’t affect your performance in the office:
Take Care of Your Body
Your body is one of your important allies when you are working. Take care of it by eating lots of healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables – especially the green ones. These food help prevent anxiety, which may cause stress.
Aside from eating healthy food, always make it a habit to exercise regularly to keep your body and immune system strong. There are many simple exercises that you could do, such as walking a few blocks from your office, jogging around your community, going to the gym, enrolling yourself in yoga, doing sports and any other physical activities. Lastly, try to get enough sleep in order to be refreshed and ready for the next day.
Focus on Solutions
Whenever a problem about your work is bothering you, always remember to think of a solution immediately. Dwelling on the problem would only cause more stress, which might affect your performance. Find a solution as soon as a problem arises to avoid bigger stress in the future.
Take Time to Recharge
It’s fine to take a little rest whenever you’re feeling stressed at work. Just always make sure that you are doing your job well and staying on track. You can take a 10-15-minute break from your computer when you’re beginning to feel tired. Eat some snacks or go to some relaxing place in your office space.
Track Your Stressors
Take note of what causes your stress in a notebook or your phone. Look for patterns in your or your colleague’s behavior that might have triggered your reaction, as this would help you track whatever caused your stress and think of ideas on how you could prevent it.
Find Someone to Talk to
Sometimes all you need is just someone to talk to and hear you out. This could be your friend, special someone, family, colleague, or your manager. Don’t let anything that bothers you be unnoticed as this would just add up more to the stress you’re feeling. Vent out about your emotions on someone and after that, you return to your work and finish it properly.
Work-Life Balance Is Important
Having lots of work doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your life and go on an adventure. After your work is done for the week, don’t let your remaining time be spent thinking about what you would do at work once you return. Instead, make plans with your friends or family so that you can enjoy your weekend.