Being a business professional can cause a lot of stress. You have your home life and your work life. Your home life may include taking care of kids, cleaning your house, and finding time for yourself. Your work life may include doing paperwork, answering phone calls, and making sure that your boss is happy. In this blog, I have listed 3 Stress Management Techniques for Professionals.
Whether you are working in an office cubicle or working remotely from home, make sure that you try to implement these techniques to your own life. They will help your overall productivity and well being, so make sure these you incorporate these techniques in to your life:
1. Controlling Your Breathing Can Control Stress
A common action when put in a stressful situation is to have trouble breathing. There is a solution to this problem. Whenever you are put into a situation where this occurs, to try to change your breathing pattern. There are three major breathing exercises that can accomplish this goal. The one that I will be highlighting is deep breathing:
The first step of deep breathing includes inhaling through your nose for 6 seconds. You then hold that breath for 2-3 seconds, and then slowly release the breath. You need to repeat these steps 10 times. Then, you should sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed. After that, take one deep breath, and while releasing the breath, say the word “relax.” Next, breath 10 times while counting each breath from 10 all the way down to 1. Finally, open your eyes.
2. Eating Healthier Can Reduce Stress
In the hustle and bustle of being a professional, it can be hard to always get a high quality meal. This can lead to eating fast food for almost every meal during the week. As a result of this, your body is not getting the nutrients that it needs. This can cause your body not to function like it should and also a lot of stress. The resolution to this problem is to eat a healthier diet. There are practical ways that you can improve your diet:
Make a Meal Plan
Making a meal plan is a very simple way to track what you eat during the week. You make it prior to the week of. You want to map out some type of strategy for each meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also another category that you need to add on this meal plan. That category is healthy snack options. Eating unhealthy snacks can negate eating healthier throughout the day. By making a meal plan, it can eliminate the excuse of not having time to eat healthy.
Eat the Rainbow
One tip for eating healthier is to eat the rainbow. This may sound cliche, but it has truth behind it. Whenever you eat fruits and vegetables with a variety of colors, you are probably in good shape diet wise. Whenever you are doing your grocery shopping for the week, make sure you pick out all the colors of the rainbow.
3. Exercising Can Eliminate Stress
One of the biggest excuses that professionals can make when dealing with stress is that that they do not have time to exercise. It can have some truth behind it, but it is not entirely true. There are certain exercises that can be performed before, after, and even during work. These exercise can be performed by anyone at their own pace. These exercises will make you feel better and have a better outlook on life:
To perform a full squat, you want to bend your knees and keep your back straight until your thighs are parallel to the ground. One way to measure this is to get a bench or chair and bend until your butt touches the chair, and then you stand back up. You want to do 10 squats for 3 sets.
For this workout you want to lean against a bench and perform a pushup. This way you can better engage your abdomen muscles. You want to perform 10 of these for 3 sets.
This workout is like a variation of a push-up. You want to get in the same position, but you are going to add extra steps to it. Instead of doing a push-up, raise your knee right underneath your chest, and then put your foot back on the ground. Continually do this while alternating legs for 2 minutes. Preform this process 3 times.
From this article, you have 3 different ways that you can help manage the stress in your life. By executing deep breathing, you can help control your breathing. You can eat a healthier diet to be more productive. When you exercise, you will feel better and have a better outlook on life. The goal for this blog is to help people combat stress and let them know that stress will not always control their life.