Does This One Thing Really Damage Your Brain?

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Now having said all that … we also live in the real world and understand that most people cannot earn a real living working only 25 hours a week. Odds are that you are already in that group that does work more than 40 hours each week. So, what are your options? Here are the tips for reducing stress.

 

1. Try to reduce the number of hours you work

This should be obvious, but so few people that are overworked even bother to try. They just accept overwork, exhaustion, and burnout as a part of life. But the truth is there are probably a number of tasks or projects you can delegate or eliminate. So many people, especially those in corporate settings, take on too much busywork without realizing it. Do what you can to eliminate this from your work day.

 

2. Treat your body and mind right

Get plenty of exercise and adequate hours of sleep each night. Try yoga and meditation, both of which are scientifically proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

 

3. Examine your personal life

Are there are any toxic people or relationships in your life that drain your time and energy? Do an audit of your social and personal life and identify any negative influences. It may be time to cut them lose or at least make a conscious effort to spend less time around them.

 

READ ALSO: Yoga Makes For A Healthy Brain

 

4. Get a new job!

A big part of work-related stress people experience is linked to being forced into jobs that are just not a good fit. If you force yourself to do work that is incompatible with your natural skillset, temperament, and personality, it will manifest itself as stress, anxiety, and poor work performance — not to mention limiting your own potential in life. You’re not doing your employer or yourself any favors by doing this. Find a job that is in line with who you really are.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.diva-portal.org

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