With the end of the year fast approaching, office employees often are under stress with heavy work loads. Excessive stress can have a serious impact on one’s physical as well as psychological health and well being. Symptoms of stress can range from hair loss to forgetfulness to headache and insomnia. Here are some expert tips to cope with year-end stress.
1.Bravely face the challenges
Don’t run from your problems. This only makes them worse.
2.Eat a well-balanced diet
A balanced diet is important for keeping stress under control. It consists of a variety of nutritional food, selected from dairy, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and beans, grain and oil groups. Some stress-busting food includes sweet potatoes, oranges, avocados, salmon and dark chocolate.
3. Get a good night’s sleep
Sound sleep enables you to tackle the day’s stress more easily. Try to get the doctor-recommended seven to eight hours a night. You should put down your cell phone earlier, manage your time, and do your best to get yourself to bed at a reasonable hour.
4. Learn and practice relaxation techniques
There are several techniques, for example, deep breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and meditation, which can significantly lower stress levels. Yoga or tai chi can also be very effective. They can elevate mood and improve concentration and ability to focus.