The holidays can be stressful. There is so much to do, so many people to see, and you still have to go to work. With everything going on, it can take a toll on your well-being and mental health. As we go into the holiday season and finish up the year, you can help relieve stress at work with these 5 easy habits.
1. Schedule Me Time
Start our each day with a little me time. This could be meditating, squeezing a stress ball, or giving yourself a gentle hand massage. The goal is to quiet the mind for a few minutes before beginning work in the morning.
Keep clutter to a minimum by keeping an organized desk. Make the habit each day of filing papers and storing small office supplies in their place. Store your trinkets, office toys, and small office supplies in a novelty storage container like this cute mini shopping cart.
3. Journal or Color
If your thoughts are racing, taking the time to reflect can put them at ease. Coloring can act as a form of meditation and journaling releases your thoughts. These positive themed books will keep your spirits lifted.
We all know exercise is an important healthy habit. If you’re struggling to get the exercise habit started, take small steps (not literally) by taking a quick walk around the block or by strengthening hand muscles with a few squeezes.
5. Drink Tea
Kick the coffee habit by replacing it with a new habit: drink tea. Most types of tea has less caffeine than coffee (or try decaf), which can make some people tense or jittery. Plus tea has added health benefits with its antioxidants. As your relax, drink your tea in a happy and uplifting mug like this Smile Face Mug.