Stress at work, who hasn’t had to deal with that? It’s probably safe to say that everyone has experienced their stress levels to go up the roof because of work. Whilst it’s very common, it should by no means be normal. Of course, some periods might be busier than others which might make you feel more stressed, but in general you should feel calm and relaxed throughout your work week. If you struggle with stress at work and it’s starting to affect your personal life, it’s time to take action. Find out how to deal with stress at work in 3 simple steps.
Set boundaries for home and work life balance
Since the pandemic started a year and a half ago (gosh, has it really been that long?!) working from home has become a lot more common. In fact, some people work from home entirely now. This may not be your cup of tea and you may enjoy working in the office, but we probably all enjoy some parts of working from home. I mean, cooking yourself a nice lunch while you’re still walking around in your trackies? We’re here for it. But working from home can also affect your work-life balance since there is no hard line between work and time off anymore. It’s all done from home. For this reason, it’s so super important to set boundaries. Things that could help you may include setting up a home office, which is the only place where you work. The couch is to relax during your relaxing evenings! Find out 5 habits that you can implement for a healthy work-life balance on our blog.
Speak up if you’re stressed at work
Sometimes the workload simply gets the best of us and we end up feeling stressed, whether we actively try to prevent that or not. But that doesn’t immediately mean there’s nothing to do about it. If you’re feeling stressed at work or you have a stressful job in general, speak up to your manager or boss. They won’t know how you feel until you speak up, so it’s important to indicate your limit. After all, they should be looking after their staff and will definitely not want to lose you as an employee. It might be scary to voice your concerns at first, but we promise you it will be worth it.
Try aromatherapy to reduce stress
If you feel like you’re not being heard, the workload keeps adding up or you quickly feel stressed, there’s other ways to reduce or even eliminate stress completely. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a way to calm down your body and mind to feel more relaxed and at peace. Essential oils are commonly used when people are feeling stressed and when specifically designed to deal with stress, these aromatherapy products can be very effective. Scentered’s DE-STRESS Aromatherapy collection includes balms and candles that use a blend of soothing scents to relieve you from stress. By inhaling the scent deeply, the limbic system of your brain gets activated which can help you to transition moods. If you’ve felt stressed for a longer period of time, we recommend using the DE-STRESS Balm every evening after work. This will help you to remove your thoughts from work and the scent will promote calmness and relaxation.
Is stress affecting your sleep at night too? Then you can combine the DE-STRESS Balm with our SLEEP WELL balm or candle. The SLEEP WELL collection has been formulated specifically to improve your sleep by using an alluring blend to relax your body and ease your mind. A perfect combination to deal with stress, but of course preventing is always better than cure. Gather some courage, talk to your boss and make sure your stress levels are going down.