How to Manage Stress At Work During a Busy Period
By Derek Kren
We all have busy periods at work—the times when work is piling up and you can’t avoid it. However, there are techniques you can use to combat the stress of a busy workload. Below, we take a look at how to manage stress during busy periods to help you lead a more balanced work life.
Plan for a Break
If you work in the type of industry where you can predict your “busy season,” plan for a break before and after the hard work hits. A couple of days off beforehand can help you clear your mind and come into work refreshed and ready to take on the tough workload.
After the busy season, plan for a vacation where you can unplug and recuperate. It will be much easier to handle your high-intense workloads in short bursts if you give yourself time to prepare and recover for it.
Don’t forget to take short breaks throughout the work day, either. Even a five-minute break to go to the bathroom or get a drink can help you clear your mind.
Also, make sure to get away from your desk during lunch time. This can help you relax and recharge for a more productive afternoon, but unfortunately, only one in five people actually step away from their desk for lunch. You already have this break scheduled into your day, so why aren’t you taking it?
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