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Maybe you have a new job, but you feel more like your job is having you. Maybe it's the new responsibilities of a promotion that have you feeling frantic. You don't eat lunch, you lay awake at night obsessing over your to-do list, you spend half the weekend worrying about Monday morning. Try as you might, relaxing is just not an option. But here's some better news: There are some simple changes you can make to gain more control over your work life and be able to relax again in your free time. Do you turn over and check your inbox to read s in bed before you've pulled back your window shades to see the sky?
No wonder you feel frantic! Instead, consider easing yourself into the day. Get a retro alarm clock so you can keep your phone away from your beside table—and instead of checking it first thing, spend a few minutes meditatingdo a quick morning yoga sequence, go for a jog, or just take a few minutes to make and enjoy a healthy smoothie.
You will have a more relaxed approach to your day if, as excellence coach Phil Drolet talks about in this videoyou "create an intentional ritual that gets your mind and body up and running and into an optimal state. Not feeling in control can often contribute to anxiety about work. And while getting in control of your entire work life is a longer-term project, there are smaller things that you can organize in no time to ease some of your anxiety.
For example, develop some quick techniques to tame your inbox instead of becoming a slave to the onslaught of new messages. I swear by programs like Sanebox and Unroll. Set up a good project management system or prioritize your to-dos first thing in the morning or the night before! Even just dedicating a few moments to clear the clutter around your desk or on your computer desktop can help to calm your mind. There will always be another to read and another tab to open on your internet browser—but that doesn't mean that sitting in front of your screen for a seven-hour stretch is healthy.
Research shows that people who live near green spaces have less depression and anxiety. So, even if you're not naturally inclined to work out, see if you can get yourself into a set regimen inspired by a class, a friend who is willing to speed walk or jog with you after work, or even a fitness app or gadget.
Your body—and your stress levels—will thank you for it. Are you subsisting on caffeine, sugar, and processed foods? So, try making a few healthy swaps. Drink water or herbal tea instead of caffeinated drinks.
The nutrients in whole foods you eat to maintain a balanced diet will not cure your anxiety, but they very well may help your mental well-being. Katherine Falk, a integrative psychiatrist in New York City. Falk recommends mastering some simple breathing techniques so you can have a way to consciously calm your mind wherever you are. Once you begin to pay attention to your inhalations and exhalations, you can use this powerful tool of deep breathing at your desk, in a meeting, or on your commute—whenever you need to relax.
And, most importantly, remember to try to keep your job in perspective. In those moments, considering a problem much larger than whatever is causing my current stress gives me the pause I need to take a deep breath and calm down. Reconfigure Your Morning Do you turn over and check your inbox to read s in bed before you've pulled back your window shades to see the sky?
Take Breaks There will always be another to read and another tab to open on your internet browser—but that doesn't mean that sitting in front of your screen for a seven-hour stretch is healthy. Assess Your Food and Drink Are you subsisting on caffeine, sugar, and processed foods? Photo of stressed man courtesy of Shutterstock.Hard working need to relax and unwind
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