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We all know that stress at work can be as aggravating as an online dating site promising to find your true love. It can be gruelling, time-consuming and overwhelming to say the least. If you’re experiencing a lot of stress at work, why not try aromatherapy. Aromatherapy techniques have been shown to reduce stress and turn on the pleasure receptors in our brains. Unfortunately, stress is all around us; but it’s how we handle it that can make the difference.
Try Out an Aromatherapy USB Oil Burner
Turn your cubicle into a safe haven of pleasing scents and plug in to de-stress. The nice thing about working in a cubicle (if there is any) is that using aromatherapy scents can be a subtle and unassuming way to reduce stress without bothering anyone around you and it can be more effective than you might think. You can actually use your USB power to warm up aromatherapy oil. All you need is one drop of your favorite oil and you’ll be on your way to feeling better in no time. Jasmine oil is a great stress reliever oil and packs a punch to knock out brain fog and worrisome stress. Jasmine is referred to as the “snap out of it oil” and over a million flowers go into making just one bottle of Jasmine oil.
De-clutter your Cubicle
It’s important to try and keep a clean cubicle that is free of clutter and debris. The cleaner and more organized your work space is, the more relaxing it is to sit in. Take the time to collect any stray papers or files and put them in their respective space. In the long run, it will save you time and needless aggravation when you can’t find something.
Grab a Bouquet of Flowers
A bouquet of cheery flowers is sure to make anyone smile as they are visually appealing and inviting to the eye. Flowers have the power to brighten up that boring old corner of your desk and they smell fantastic!
Sachet Your Way Throughout the Day
Believe it or not, sachets aren’t just reserved for underwear drawers. Consider placing a small lilac or orange sachet in each office drawer, so that when the drawer is pulled open each time, a subtle scent will come out to relax and invigorate you.
Stay Hydrated with Facial Mist
Spray your stress away with hydrating Eucalyptus or Lemon facial mist. Facial mist will make you feel energized and ready to tackle your next project. Lemon Eucalyptus is a great therapeutic oil that is used to not only clarify and cleanse the face, but to soothe frazzled nerves and awaken the mind.
One of the biggest causes of stress in peoples’ lives is undoubtedly work. In the workplace stress can come from almost every angle, whether it’s the tasks you are expected to do, the people you work with, your boss(es) or the lack of space around you. There are ways to reduce stress at the workplace so you can go home feeling much more calm than you normally would. All you have to do is use the following office relaxation techniques.
If you feel things getting on top of you stop what you are doing and take ten deep breaths. This will properly oxygenate your blood giving you a new burst of energy while lowering stress levels. This is perhaps the most powerful office relaxation technique there
If you work at a desk or in a confined space try your best to keep it neat and tidy. Eliminating clutter can be very therapeutic and it also means that when you need to find something quickly you will be able to do so without turning the place upside down and creating unnecessary stress.
One Task At a Time
Multitasking creates a lot of stress as the mind struggles to focus on more than one activity at once. Some believe that multitasking saves time but this is a fallacy. Instead you should write a list of tasks you need to do and complete them in order of importance. You will be able to focus better on each task and your quality of work will actually improve without wasting any time.
For more about this read my previous article The Stress of Multitasking.
Take Your Break Outside
Most workplaces will give you two ten or fifteen minute breaks along with half an hour for lunch. First things first, no matter how much work you have to do you should always take your breaks. Time away from your desk will give you mind a chance to rest and you will feel refocused when you return.
To get the most from your break, if the weather is nice, you should take it outside. Fresh air is rejuvenating and you can take the opportunity to go for a quick walk. This is a great way to reduce stress.
Stay Away From Negative People and Conversations
There’s always going to be a group of negative people at any workplace. Do your best to steer clear of these kind of people as they will drag you down with them. Similarly negative conversations will also put you in a negative frame of mind so try to be positive at all times.
Learn To Say No
Unfortunately some people will try to take advantages of others at work by coercing them to do their work for them. If a boss or colleague is heaping work on you faster than you can finish it you have to put your foot down, say no, and tell them that you simply can’t do it without the amount of other things you need to do.
You’d be surprised how many people try and pass work on that really they should be doing themselves. Don’t allow yourself to be a doormat in this way.
It can be hard to summon the courage to say no but one way to gain the mental strength required is with hypnosis. HypnoBusters sell an effective session on MP3 appropriately titled Say No Hypnosis.
Reducing stress at work can take some effort but it really is worthwhile. Most people spend around a third of their weekdays either at work or travelling to work so if you can reduce or eliminate the stress this causes you are well on your way to be a totally calm and relaxed human being.