Sometimes the workday can get out of hand. There may be too many emails to sift through, communication snafus with your coworkers and sometimes you may have just started your day off wrong. Do not worry! Just because your workday started off wrong does not mean that it has to end wrong. Here are some helpful tips that will help you reset during your workday, keeping you calm and stress-free for the rest of the evening.
Being in constant communication with your boss is imperative to keeping a level head at the office. Maybe you decided to take on a little extra work because you wanted the challenge or you desire to grow a new skill set, but do not feel bad if you feel like you may have bitten off more than you can chew. Communicate that with your boss. It is better than turning in half-effort work and turning things in late. You want to make your superiors aware of the progress of your project and any potential obstacles that you may encounter. Not only will this put your boss at ease, but it will also help you feel more in control of your work.
Men and women entrepreneurs should do the same thing if they are the owners of their own businesses. If you are in that category, have a weekly check-in with yourself, and be real about what you can accomplish and when.
Having a morning and bedtime routine is imperative. You can do whatever it is in the morning that leaves you feeling energized, positive, and peaceful. That can be meditating or practicing yoga or cooking yourself a good meal in the morning before you start working. It could even mean waking up early just to get a head start on emails. Whatever it is that you do, make sure that you do it consistently. The same advice goes for creating a bedtime routine. Have a designated time for when things start to wind down and try your best to stick to that time.
You do not have to go out and be a CrossFit expert or run five miles in the morning if you do not want to, but you should get some exercise. There are so many stress-reducing benefits, it is something that can be used when work starts spiraling out of control. If there is absolutely no way that you can work exercise into your daily schedule, you should at least move your body. Consider going for a walk, ride your bike, do some short circuit workout routines at home, Youtube some yoga poses.
Yes, you love what you do. Yes, you love your clients. Yes, your job is really important and the world would not revolve unless you were working. Though all these things are true, remember to make time for yourself. You cannot give the world your talents and gifts when you are not well. Stay grounded. Read a book. Take a break every now and then from your screens. This will boost your mood and help you always remember what is most important to you.