Negativity detox tip #6, Getting rid of stress at work
Last week your challenge was to deploy the AAA strategy to help relieve your source of stress. Action Alleviates Anxiety The challenge was to do ONE thing to start making the problem better. Did it help? It feels so good to be proactive, rather than sitting back being reactive doesn't it? This week your challenge involves most people's most offensive four letter word. Work Studies have shown that only 19% of people are satisfied with your jobs. Not good. Think about where you spend the majority of your time. It has been estimated that you will spend 91,250 hours (40 hours per week starting at age 21, retiring at 65) at work! If you aren't happy or at the very least mildly satisfied at work, it would not be a big shock to learn you are an unhappy person. Here's your challenge this week. Think of three things you like about your job. By the way, if you are a stay at home mom you better believe that counts as a job. It can be as small as "People are not shooting at me at work." To as big as "I feel like I am making a difference". If you can't find 3 things about your job you like, I would suggest finding another one. How much is being miserable worth to you? I understand about paying bills, but your job stress will eventually cost you much more in your health, relationships, etc... Until then, find some ways to reduce your stress levels about work. Feel like there is never enough time to get everything done? Maybe you need some time management help (got my hand raised on that one). Take breaks, studies have shown you will still be more productive than you would have without taking breaks. Plus they keep you sane. Stand up and stretch every hour, at least. I have to set an alarm to remind myself to do this one. Go for walks as often as possible. It will stir creativity and keep you sharper. The question will always be, is it worth it? For some people it might be. If you aren't one of those people, then you need to find an outlet for your job stress or find a new job.
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