Studies show that as little as 10 minutes of exercise during your work day can help you de-stress, re-focus, and even boost your brainpower. It might be a vigorous lunch time walk – or even a quick game of ping-pong like we do at VM Racks. Physical activity helps you unwind, releases endorphins, and even provides some fun in the midst of an often sedentary day filled with mental calculations and multi-tasking.
Here’s some other great ways to reduce your stress:
- Enjoy some nature (rather than an electronic screen). Getting outside broadens your horizons (literally) so you don’t feel so closed in on yourself. Meditation and prayer can also help you put things in perspective, as you learn to let go of things that are out of your control.
- Be careful about eating “comfort foods” (loaded with fat and sugar) to relieve stress. Good nutrients – especially fruits and vegetables – provide a “healthy fuel” that will ultimately help your body feel and run better.
- Learn how to address (or maybe let go of) interpersonal conflicts. Unresolved or unaddressed conflict will simmer, causing rifts in relationships and adverse affects on overall productivity. Often, simply clarifying issues with a question (not accusation) brings to light unknown factors, laying the groundwork for greater empathy and trust. See this insightful article.
Another great way to reduce stress? Release some concerns by entrusting your sensitive data to VM Racks. With our expertise in HIPAA, we can shoulder the burden of protecting your hosted, sensitive health data, reduce compliance costs, and free you up to do what you do best: serve your valuable clients!