The higher you’ve gone up the corporate ladder in your office space in the Philippines, the more you’ll be required to extend work until the wee hours in the office. If you’re putting in a lot of effort during your shifts, it will be nice to know that you can combine learning and two years of work in one. Though doing this may increase your work experience and knowledge dramatically, there may be some disadvantages such as stress.
If you look at how additional stress affects your colleagues, you’d probably think twice before hitting the same track. A lot of people in the corporate world seemed sick and burnt out, and you may want to stir clear from this path no matter what. In fact, if you look around, you’ll notice that some people always look tired and irritable and don’t seem to enjoy life anymore. Some people are always looking for ways to avoid work and, in effect, incurs an adverse impact on the company’s performance metrics. Some may be legitimately sick. And some put on lots of weight since they don’t care anymore.
This article will show you how to keep stress levels down, keep sane and survive the grueling climb to the top.
Find time for yourself.
We all know how vital sleep is considering that we are working an 80 hour week, but rest is not all there is to keep stress-free. Try getting up early in the morning and awake for a short moment when you get home. Though having a bit of “me time” in the evening may cut off some time to snooze, doing this will keep you sane.
Arrange healthy morning rituals.
Get up an hour earlier and go for a quick jog or yoga sessions. Doing this will get you in the right mood for the day and leave you feeling positive when you report for work.
Zone out before going to sleep at night.
It may seem like an excellent idea to go straight home and sleep after work. However, if you do that every day, you will start feeling the routine creeping up on you, and you’d feel mechanical.
Instead, find the perfect moment to de-stress before you call it a day. Dedicating a few moments to yourself each evening will enhance your mood and make you feel better before flying off to the dream world.
Make weekends your “me time.”
Your weekends should not always be for work. It is the moment for you to run quick errands, do your shopping, and take care of personal stuff that you should ten to. By doing this, your work week will go smoothly without any distractions such as running out of tissue paper or having to do laundry. But the weekends should not be limited to chores. It is also the time to do the fun things.
Share a cold one or more with friends during the weekends as well or go out of town to take things out of your mind. You put in a lot of effort at work hard, and you deserve a break. Set your travel and vacation goals at the beginning of the year or else you may end up spending weekends watching Netflix or sleeping.
Set your priorities.
Lastly, if you are doing a lot of work in the office, it would be best to learn how to prioritize. Even with a heavy workload, being organized and knowing how to do things in the right order will help keep you from panicking and having unnecessary stress.