4. Reconnect with your “why.”
Even if you mostly work for the money, reminding yourself that this gives freedom to do things you enjoy outside work could increase motivation. Even if you generally dislike it, maybe it will enable you to take a vacation next year, or take your partner out to dinner that coming weekend.
If you can find purpose in the way you spend your days, you’re more likely to connect to the work you do, and reduce stress surrounding it.
5. Reach out to loved ones, even if it’s a simple text.
If you’re having a bad day at work (as everyone does), take a minute to send a text to a friend, family member, or spouse. Let someone know that today is not your day.
Connecting with loved ones in and of itself can help increase your mood and remind you of what you value in life. Keeping the things in life that matter most to you in perspective even when you feel like a cog in the wheel can help you feel less stressed at work, and maybe even happier and more productive.
Stress is inevitable. But letting it ruin your work life, your mood, and your life outside of the office is not. Take stock of how stressed you feel on a daily basis, and be curious about devising a strategy for yourself to manage it.
Always remember that managing stress is not a luxury reserved for the wealthy; it’s a critical investment in yourself.
No matter how important jobs might be, your mental health must always come first, and you should try to work towards putting your mental health over your job. If your mind is not in the right place, and you are overstressed all the time, it will directly affect your work too. So, make sure that the moment you feel that you are inching towards burning out, remember these helpful tips, as these can help you go a long way in putting your mental health above your job.