Happy Sunday, everyone! A new school and work week starts tomorrow and I’m definitely dreading it. Since I work in accounting, the tasks are never-ending and can be quite stressful. In order to stay calm and keep a clear mind, I find ways to practice self-care before the new week starts. I recently found a useful infographic on Quill about stress in the workplace. Check it out!
Stress in the Workplace
Can you believe 25% of workers have reported snapping at or being short with coworkers because of stress? That’s 1 out of 4 workers! I know I’ve been on both the giving and receiving end of being short with coworkers. And stress is definitely to blame for my short temper. These stats prove the importance of de-stressing and practicing self-care. Keep scrolling for ways to practice self-care!
16 Ways to Practice Self-Care
Here are 16 different ways you can de-stress and take care of yourself:
- Get some fresh air.
- Go hiking.
- Get brunch with your friends.
- Watch a movie.
- Binge-watch your favorite TV series.
- Listen to music.
- Get a mani and pedi.
- Treat yourself to a Lush mini-haul.
- Do a face mask.
- Take a bubble bath.
- Go to the gym.
- Do yoga and meditate.
- Have a cup of tea.
- Read a book.
- Plan ahead for the week.
- Rub lavender oil on your wrists and the soles of your feet.
Related: 5 Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
These are some things I do to de-stress and practice self-care before a new work week. It helps me clear my mind and go into the new week with a positive attitude. I always remind myself that there is no point in stressing over things I cannot control. All that time you spend stressing could be spent more effectively, such as doing something you actually love. It’s also precious time you’ll never get back. So let’s practice some self-care and go into the new week with a positive mindset!
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How do you de-stress and practice self-care?
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