5 Ways to Overcome Work Stress

5 Ways to Overcome Work Stress

By Rory Coulter

Health problems stemming from job-related anxiety and stress, such as hypertension, heart disease, and decreased mental health, are not to be taken lightly; they lead to more deaths each year than Altzheimers, diabetes, or influenza. We’ve collected some tips from the experts on how to get on top of anxiety and stress at work.

TAKE A WALK

The next time you’re feeling stressed about solving a problem at work . . . try going for a walk. Marily Oppezzo, a behavioral scientist who studies how the movement of the body can affect the movement of the mind, says: “A person walking . . . outdoors in the fresh air produced twice as many creative responses compared to a person sitting down.” Walking outdoors in nature has also been shown to elevate your mood and ability to handle stress at work. Find out more about The Outdoor Cure. >

STRIKE A POSE

The next time you’re feeling stressed about an important meeting or a presentation at work . . . just try power posing. Amy Cuddy, award winning social psychologist and best-selling author, says that our body language not only influences how others think and feel about us, it also influences how we think and feel about ourselves. She suggests taking two minutes in private to strike a power pose: legs apart, hands on hips, head held high. It’s proven to configure your brain to be assertive, confident and comfortable. Discover more ways simple movements can change your life. >

LISTEN TO THIS

The next time you’re feeling anxious at work . . . just try listening to “Weightless” by Marconi Union like 87 million other people on YouTube. The song was created in collaboration with sound therapists and “its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener’s heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.”

WEAR A UNIFORM

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or uncomfortable at work . . . try wearing a uniform (if you don’t already). Former President Barack Obama said: “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”

USE DE-STRESS BLEND

Take De-Stress Blend once a day to help control your stress, so your stress doesn’t control you. Taking De-Stress Blend daily promotes calm by helping to regulate your nervous system, reduces stress by helping to lower your blood pressure and cortisol levels, builds resilience by helping to strengthen your body’s stress response, and improves gut health (the key to mental and physical health) by helping to boost your microbiome. This USDA certified organic tincture blends equal parts CBD and CBG (known as “the mother of all cannabinoids” for how effective it is at combatting anxiety and stress by inhibiting the reuptake of GABA, the neurotransmitter responsible for stress regulation) with your daily dose of Ashwagandha and a delicious botanical infusion of cinnamon and cardamom. Shop De-Stress Blend >

5 MORE WAYS TO DE-STRESS WHEN YOU’RE FEELING OVERWHELMED

Stress is an inescapable part of life. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to cope with it — in healthy ways. Here’s 5 more ways to de-stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed. >

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