The workplace can be an extremely stressful environment. It is not uncommon to experience sleepless night, worrying about work, it is a major part of your life, something you deal with every day. And there is always something to be stressed about, whether it is a deadline or a difficult client, or simply the Monday morning blues.
And too much stress can be incredibly bad for you, causing not only psychological, but also physical problems. From emotional distress to back pains and headaches, all of these can be caused and amplified by high stress levels.
And asides from the daily worries, elevated stress levels can have serious long term consequences on your heath, going as far as increasing the risk of heart problems.
So of course the best thing to do is to avoid stress altogether. While it would be nice to just stay home, that is hardly a solution, and it might just get you fired. And sure, the weekend is a great time to de-stress, and take you mind of your work and worries, but unfortunately that is not always enough to get through the week.
At work there is always something to do, and it can be hard to find the time and place to relax and take a breather. Luckily there are ways to de-stress yourself at work, that will not cost you your job. This infographic shows 9 easy ways to de-stress at work that will lower your stress levels within minutes.