Have you ever thought about setting a recurring stress buster reminder into your outlook calendar?
Your reminders can be “to breathe,” think good thoughts, smile, do some neck rolls, stretch, get up and turn around several times or take a short walk.
How about creating a purposeful password that allows you to reflect on words or phrases that illicit peace, laughter, gratitude and/or relaxation? Throughout the day as you log into the various systems, your “feel good” password will provide a pleasant distraction from your busy day.
Our licensed clinical social workers suggest these simple options as ways to manage stress in the workplace while behind a desk, in a cubicle or moving about, where lack of privacy, time constraints, and space may make you feel frustrated and helpless when it comes to practicing self care techniques.
The good news is that research demonstrates that practicing brief relaxation techniques like these can be as beneficial as meditating for 30 minutes.