- Get away from your desk for a while
Put some space between you and your desk when work feels a bit too overwhelming. This can be a walk to the water cooler or a bathroom break. A change of scenery could be exactly what you need. You also have the bonus of getting some exercise and maybe even fresh air and sunlight.
- Drink tea
Drinking tea solves two problems at once. Firstly, you need to step away from your desk. Secondly, the act of drinking tea will calm you down. Tea, which contains Theanine, has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and combat anxiety. Just the act of making tea helps to slow and calm you down.
- Talk it out with a friend
Sometimes all you need is someone to listen to you. Sharing your feelings with a trusted friend will help you feel less overwhelmed and often they can offer a fresh perspective on the problem.
- Squeeze a stress ball
Stress balls are fun and oddly satisfying. But did you know that squeezing a stress ball improves your overall health? The motion of squeezing causes your nerves to expand and contract, which in turn makes them stronger.
- Write it all down
Write down how you’re feeling. This can help you release your emotions out on paper in a healthy way instead of bottling them in.
Stress is a natural part of life. By following these steps, you can ensure that you are in control of your anxious feelings rather than the other way around.