How to deal with work stress

 Among people who work, there are people who complain of tightness in their chest due to work stress.

Let's take a look at how to overcome stress for office workers whose mental health is threatened by workplace stress.

Erick Porterat, former chief psychologist for the US Navy SEALs, told the online media 'Business Insider' that there is a stress control method that outstanding soldiers and athletes learn intensively.

"If you can't avoid stressors, it's important to adapt well to stress," said Porterat, advising that if you can control your stress, you can get the most out of any environment.

1. Separate the 'I' from work.

There are office workers who come home and rest, not rest. They bully themselves by thinking about work and making plans while eating, even while sleeping. It is important to find pleasure and satisfaction through work, but working outside the workplace reduces work efficiency and only increases stress. Make time for 'me' outside of work.

2. Have a healing time with your colleagues.

Conversation is one of the fundamental ways to deal with stress. When you share issues and concerns within the company with your co-workers, you can create a sense of sympathy and intimacy, as well as relieve stress, so you can see the effect of one stone and two birds. You can have a light drink together or have a tea time during work. However, make sure you have a healing time with your co-workers as long as there is no disruption to your work.

3. Have a hobby.

When you go to work, there are cases where you quit your hobbies altogether because of your busy work and fatigue. Washing up and going to bed early after work can make you happy right now, but in the long run, it's like piling up work stress. Relieve stress at work and find vitality in life through various and enjoyable hobbies such as camping, cycling, and photography.

4. Make a bucket list.

Thinking about what you want to do and making a plan for it, or making a bucket list, is enough to overcome stress at work. If you like to travel, make a plan for your trip. You may ask what kind of travel plan you have when you can't even go on vacation, but you can get great pleasure from making plans and implementing them one by one.

5. Laugh as much as you want.

Laughter can help treat a variety of ailments, including stress. In particular, by calming the stress response, it makes you feel less stressed and helps you think about difficult situations more easily. Try to induce laughter by watching a funny movie or comedy, or to manage stress by repeatedly laughing out loud while looking in the mirror.

6. Make a schedule with plenty of room.

Being pushed for a deadline can put you under more stress than usual. When making a work plan, try to make the schedule as leisurely as possible. You may ask yourself how do you make a schedule that you can afford when the time is tight to handle the current task, but when making a work plan, do not be greedy and make realistic plans according to your abilities. 

7. Organize your surroundings.

In stressful situations, your head doesn't rotate quickly and you feel stuck. In addition, a messy work environment creates a cluttered atmosphere, further exacerbating workplace stress. If you get away from work and ventilate your surroundings for a while while organizing your office desk, you can feel better and feel refreshed in a cleaner space. 

8. Meditate.

Meditation is a simple and easy way to relieve stress that anyone can follow. After a warm shower, sitting in a comfortable position and breathing deeply and slowly as much as possible, and concentrating the nerves of the whole body on that breath is called meditation. When you meditate, you can feel that your complicated head is organized and your mind is at peace.

9. Take a walk at lunchtime.

Working for hours in the office all day, even sitting in a chair, creates stress that was not there. Taking a leisurely stroll during lunch time can relieve stress. In particular, 'serotonin' produced by sunlight is a neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy, and it helps you change your mood by generating positive energy.

10. Take a nap.

Fatigue caused by not getting adequate sleep time due to continuous overtime work and stress caused by deprived sleep time not only harm health but also reduce work efficiency. Therefore, a nap of about 20 minutes can be a good way to recharge your energy for the day. If you are sensitive to sound or light and have difficulty taking a nap, close your eyes and take a break instead.