Ultimately the point of being healthy is for an overall quality of life, and most days, work is the culprit to such a depressing, stressed out mood (even when I've eaten and exercised). Jobs are hard to grab these days, let alone a new one in a field I'd love, so I kind of have to stick to this.
What do you do when you find yourself just 'up to here' w the stress?
asked byOno (789)
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on July 05, 2012
at 10:31 PM
If your job doesn't require constant interaction with people, earplugs or headphones can do wonders to help you transport yourself mentally to a better place.
If the lighting sucks, and you have your own work station, bring some better lighting of your own.
If the people suck and you have to interact with them constantly you could just self-medicate with a little valerian or eleuthero ginseng while you are there.
Get outside as much as you can get away with. Pretend you smoke if you have to, and just go for a quick 5 minute walk/running away screaming every few hours. If you take an elevator, and find yourself alone in there, screaming at the top of your lungs can be a fun stress reliever too.
Good luck, and try not to shoot up the place.
If it truly is insufferable, you are in a better position finding other work while you are employed, it just looks better on the ol' resume, and you can use company resources (DO NOT GET CAUGHT!) to contact potential employers and work on your cover letters.
on July 05, 2012
at 09:36 PM
Here are a few things I do regularly: 1) Yogic breathing (Ujjayi breath). If you aren't familiar it is very easy to learn. I find it really helpful and I use it in all sorts of situations. 2) Self massage on neck/jaw (these are my bad spots but you could find some way of doing this for your tension spots if they are elsewhere) 3) Yoga "Lion Pose" - basically opening your mouth very wide and sticking out your tongue. You might get some funny looks if anyone busts you, but it feels great on the jaw ;-) I do it in the car a lot.
I don't work in an office but if you do I thing taking a few 10 minute "meditations" can help a ton. You can do it at your desk (maybe try using the Ujjayi breath?) or go for a short walk if that's an option.
Looking forward to others' suggestions, too.