Stressed from the work week? It’s time to give my favorite methods to de-stress during the week a try and see for yourself that these really do work.
The 9-5 grind can really make it seem like you’re in a rut. Wake up, go to work, come home, go to sleep. So where did all that time for YOU seem to go? Between the never ending work emails and forever long to-do lists, the stress of work seems to continue even after leaving your desk. Here are 4 ways to de-stress and recenter yourself throughout the work week.
TAKE A WALK OUTSIDE
Stop staring at the computer screen and go out and smell the roses. Getting up and getting that fresh air will give you a great reset and you can come back to your project with a refreshed mindset. There are great apps out there, like the Peloton app, with 30-minute walking series, or call an old friend and catch up a bit. Setting a routine like this will add that bit of exercise into your work day as well and maybe you’ll even make friends with a neighborhood dog or cat.
SWAP OUT YOUR COFFEE FOR TEA
Not only does tea make for a cozier feeling, but it also is a great way to avoid that midday crash. The caffeine in coffee tends to give ups and downs but tea, especially with lighter caffeine levels, gives a steady energy the day through. Fun herbal teas that fit the seasons are a nice little treat in the afternoons as well, and a great way to make your work space smell delicious. Go treat yourself to a cute new mug for your desk for your new afternoon tea ritual!
Organization is key when it comes to eliminating stress. Creating lists is a great way to stay on top of due dates and priorities. Seeing the little tasks laid out that are easy to complete quickly will make you get them done and take a lot off of your plate and out of that jumbled mess of thoughts in your head. And when you’re in a rut, you can feel great looking back at them and seeing everything you’ve already accomplished this week.