8. Tea over Coffee: We’ve come to associate coffee with energy, but teas can have a more positive effect on the mood and overall health. Try jasmine, lavender or chamomile teas for calming effects; if you suffer from a nervous stomach when you’re stressed try a ginger tea. Bonus: try these blended in a green tea to keep your caffeine and help lose weight over time and regular use
9. Stretching out Physical Stress: Try these “at your desk” stretches for quick relief in minutes during the workday.
10. Take Notes & Slow Down: Research has shown there are tremendous benefits to journal writing both physically and mentally. Writing relieves stress and improves your mood by providing a platform for your voice. Journaling can bring awareness to causes of stress and help you sort out your thoughts and feelings in a no-risk space.
If you feel overwhelmed by stress at work, ask for help! Talk to your primary care physician for a recommendation or you can talk to your HR representative to see if your company offers any Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that can provide you with additional resources for managing stress. Read more about EAPs here.
Want help developing a wellness program at work to help your employees with stress management? Contact Austin Benefits Group today at 888.277.0077.