The Stress Management Society

Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

What’s your workday like? Do you come home, full of stress and anger? Or are you able to leave work behind and start fresh every day?

If you’re like an increasing number of people today, stress from work probably follows its way home with you. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all employees say that the strain from overwork, from job insecurity, from coworkers, is enough to make work a significant source of stress in their lives. It can lead to all sorts of bad feelings at home and at work, including fatigue and depression.

What you do during the day at work can help change all that. It doesn’t have to be disruptive or take time out from your to-dos either. Chair yoga is one option, as is simply listening to music. Another way to alleviate the stress from work? Find ways to establish—or re-establish—that barrier between work and home life.

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