The Importance of De-Stressing Before Work

Dennis Relojo

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Stress at work is no joke; and there’s virtually no way to escape it either. We’re worried about so many things at the office, from our day-to-day routine and deadlines to the future of work in general: income, stability of the workplace to name just two things. And all of that stress is taking its toll, in myriad ways: mental health complaints, physical ailments, even just more sick days.

And when the stress starts at home, that compounds the problem even more. That’s why it’s important to take just a few minutes and try to identify the sources of that stress – and stop them in their tracks.

Take morning prep: The worst thing is to get ready for work and find out there’s nothing for breakfast; then skip breakfast, which creates stress. Spend time the night before thinking about your first meal (and packing some healthy snacks, too).


Want more ideas to cut down on stress at home; so you can cut down on stress at work? This graphic can help.

 


Dennis Relojo is the founder of Psychreg and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and is a Commissioning Editor for the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire. His research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging. You can connect with him through Twitter @DennisRelojo and his website.


 


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