Begin your day with a prayer or meditation
Rather than going straight for your phone, take a few moments to meditate. If you are religious then take a few moments to thank God, ask him to make sure you have a good day and anything else you would like to say.
You can also start with a dream journal. Write down any dreams you remember. Dreams are an inside into your deep consciousness. Go on Google and search what your dreams meant.
Doing these will help relax the brain to help it wake up. Give you a sense of peace rather than starting the day asap.
Observe your breathing
When we are anxious or uoset our breathing becomes irregualr, our hearts starts racing faster and it becomes hard to think of anything. Wehn we are releaxed, our breathing and heart is at normal pace.
Make sure you take deep breaths in and out whenever you get stressed. This will help calm the body and mind down.
Change where you eat lunch
Use your lunchtime as a way to be with yourself. To clear your mind of what has happened during the day so far. Use this time to focus on your breathing.
Look at nature, smell the flowers or look at the birds roaming around.
Try walking in someone else’s shoes
This does not mean to go steal someone else’s shoes. No, it means to try and see where they are coming from.
Maybe they are in a bad mood because life is just treating them bad. Maybe they just need someone to ask if they are ok or need help. You never know what other people are feeling so try and be nice. You never know if that one act of kindness saves someone’s life or makes their day better.
The best way to confuse someone is to smile at them
Do not be afraid to speak up
Concentrate on one task, not the outcome or other task you need to do
Worrying about future tasks will just cause unneeded stress. You don’t know what is going to happen in the next few minutes. So why worry about it? Focus on the here and now because it is the only time that you can control.
If you start thinking of the outcome of the tasks, you will lose focus on them. Worrying about things being perfect just makes them not be perfect. You have to concentrate on the task and one part of the task. Not what the boss or anyone will say or whether it will come out fine. It will come out better when you don’t stress yourself out.
If you find yourself starting to think about what needs to be done just breathe and say- “Hey this is not what I should be doing. Let me focus on this task and then focus on the other tasks when I get there”
Do not bring your work problems home
Work is work, home is home. When you get home, try changing your clothes and going outside by yourself for a few moments to clear your mind.
If you are stressed at home about work then it will affect those around you. They will start questioning things and you may become distant. Then when you get to work the next day, you will feel refreshed and ready to take on the new day.