Antidote of stress:
- Stepping away from the task.
Stepping away from the task you’re working on is one of the fastest ways to bring stress levels down.
You don’t need to spend a large amount of time away from what you’re doing, just a few minutes can do the trick.
You simply need to shift your focus to something else. Play a quick game on your phone, check social media, or watch 15 minutes of a TV show or movie, then try to get back to work.
2. Move around.
Movement is a great antidote to stress, and you should always incorporate short movement breaks into your work day.
As little as five minutes of exercise can be enough to reduce feelings of stress and frustration. Walk a few laps around your home, do a 10-15 minutes yoga routine, dance, lift weights, anything really works.
The key is just to move. Not only will movement help reduce stress, it helps prevent stiffness, headaches, and eye strain by ensuring you step away from your screen for at least a little bit of time each day.
3. Change your surroundings.
In this time of social distancing, you can’t always leave your house for stress relief, but you can change your surroundings. If going outside isn’t a viable option, move to a different room. The change in surroundings will help you focus on something different.
If you’re able to, be sure you have weared your mask and proper precaution for COVID19 and may go outside for some fresh air or a walk.
Sit by an open window if you don’t have any outdoor space. Be sure to maintain proper distancing from others as to do you part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to not add any additional stress worrying about someone coughing near you.
Meditation has become one of the most popular ways to relieve stress among people of all walks of life. This age-old practice, which can take many forms and may or may not be combined with many spiritual practices, can be used in several important ways.
It can be a part of your daily routine and help you build resilience to stress. It can be a technique you use to get centered when you’re thrown off by emotional stress. It can be a quick-fix stress reliever to help you reverse your body’s stress response and physically relax.