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Ways To Relieve Stress During Work

Updated on February 8, 2013
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Stress is somehow the effect of pressures around your environment, say in your work or job, school activities and projects, community or even within your home. It is even more intense when you are after some deadline that needs to be done within time limits. Stress and pressures are dangerous combination which can lead you to depression, losing focus and disposition in life, premature aging and worst, it can cause mental disorder.

In every aspect of life, there should always be a balance between positive and negative forces. If some things happened to bring you negative effects that tend to break your control, then rest assured there will be other things that will weigh them down to balance everything. Stress, pressures and deadlines are the worst enemy of every workers or even students but without these, working would be like walking with no direction. You just walked because you saw a road before you yet, you didn't really know where will it leads you. It's like a spices which makes the food better and tastier. It solely depends on how you handle and manage it.

Coping up with the situation would be the best thing to do but for some reason, it is not always that easy. So, you have to have something that relieves you from these pressures of life, to regain the focus you once lost and to make it lighter in some way too.

Among these methods are my way of relieving stress during work. Anyway, there are lots of stress reliever you can take or do, but you cannot do it all especially when you are still working in your office. So, i only wrote those you could apply even during work.

Stretching | Source


Back pain and stiff neck are inevitable when working. For me to stare at my laptop the whole day, these are the usual occurrences. Body pain adds up stress you already had and sometimes it irritates your mood. So, a little strecthing can relieve the stress and ease the tension you have.

Drinking water
Drinking water | Source

Drinking Water

I don't know why, but i noticed when i am stressed, i felt thirsty. Well, drinking water is so refreshing. It cools down your body and replenishes you mind.

Listening to music
Listening to music | Source

Listening to Music

I am a music lover person and listening to music is so far the best reliever for me. But it is not always applicable for me as i cannot play music while working, can i? Indeed, having music while working can be distracting in some ways. Though sometimes, it adds up productiveness to one worker, but not likely to everyone. It somehow makes you lose your focus and attention in your work especially when you heard one of your favorite songs. You can't help but to sing along with it! But this way, you can forget all the pressures and stress you had.

Eating foods/snacks
Eating foods/snacks | Source

Eating Foods/Snacks

Working with empty stomach can be so annoying! You have pending work to do, files to submit, inquiry to update and with empty stomach? What the heck! You might think of eating those papers scattered before you! hahaha. Like others said, it's better to get tired with full stomach than idly sitting with your stomach empty.

Taking medicine
Taking medicine | Source

Taking Stress Reliever Medicine

I know its the common way to relieve stress and it's medically advisable. I haven't tried it yet, because i'm kinda afraid to take something in without any full knowledge about its pros and cons. I usually asked some feedback from my friends who had tried before trying it myself. But, if it is medically proven and tested to be true and effective, then it might be good enough to give it a try.

These are basically from my own knowledge and experience. I know people are not likely the same. These methods might work for me, but to the others it may not. Everyone of us has different ways in escaping from unpleasant situations.

Which one of these methods works best for you? Considering you are still working in your office.

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    • lzlpio90 profile image

      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @Danette Watt: Thanks for voting up and commenting!

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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      good tips here. I generally try to get up and walk around a bit, stretch. I too didn't know about having the computer monitor at eye level. Voted up and useful

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      Jim Jimbo 6 years ago

      oh no, I still laugh anyway lol. My coworkers don't live with me so i figure if they think I'm crazy, well they'll leave me alone and then drama won't happen and totally kill the work week.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @Jennifer Day thanks for your comment and your additional information!

      @The Taco Tagger, yes, listening to comedy is the best but others might think you're getting crazy if you suddenly laugh by yourself!hahaha... But, nice idea. Thanks for the comment!

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      Jim Jimbo 6 years ago

      I liked this. I tend to listen to comedians on Pandora radio or something of like on my phone while I work. It makes the day go by super quick and keeps me happy.

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      Jennifer Day 6 years ago from London (UK)

      Great list of ideas! I've also found standing up & taking a deep breath occasionally very helpful. Sitting restricts breathing and is one of reasons we do shallow breathing, (which in turn limits clear thinking and increases any tension). Music too - absolutely critical!

      Keep up the great sharing of ideas!

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      Thanks again! now, i wouldn't wonder why my shoulder and neck keep on hurting!

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      createawebsite 6 years ago from Missouri

      The top of the monitor screen should be aligned with the computer user's forehead. Last year, my shoulders and neck started hurting all through the day. I was having to get a massage every week (which I'm not complaining about), but the pain would come back in a day or two. Someone told me about this and I realized that I always sat high and kept my monitor low. After adjusting, it changed everything. The pain was gone in the next week!

      Keep up the great articles! :)

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      Hi createawebsite!

      Thanks for your comment! Really? I didn't know when the computer monitor is lower than your line of vision, it has an effect and what could it be?

      Thanks for sharing.

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      createawebsite 6 years ago from Missouri

      And be sure that computer monitor isn't lower than your line of vision. I learned this the hard way and after adjusting properly, it has made a world of difference.

      Great article!

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      mellow, mostly the latest song nowadays and as well as country music too... But, here in our office we play instrumental songs, like you were sitting in a lounge inside a hotel.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      What is type of music do you like the best?I listen to country music it is relaxing and tells a story.Thanx for taking the time to visit and follow.It is amazing how many people face stress at work and could use your advice.Cool topic especially when ther boss is in a bad mood.I just stay clear.I do my job and get the job done and call it a day.Now I can think of more ways to relieve stress so I can add to your list.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      hi DREAM ON,

      thanks for your wonderful comment!listening to music is undeniably the best thing to relieve stress,,,and it depends on the music playing on! I have visited your hub and you're doing great here on hub. I am following you right now and still reading your articles.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      I am happy to comment on your great hub.I have tried all the things you mentioned and the list goes on and on.I talk to myself.I can't listen to music so I pretend I am hearing it playing.I people watch other co-workers as if I was the FBI then I see any clues that I could of ever missed.Keep up the excellent work.


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