Why is it that work can cause us so much stress? The fact is that we spent a big chunk of our time each week at work, which means that if you’re working in a stressful role (or a sometimes high pressured role) you’re most likely finding yourself feeling stressed out and overwhelmed on a semi-regular basis.
The good news is that, while work-related stress is not something that you should really have to deal with, there are lots of ways you can reduce how stressed out you might be feeling. There are plenty of wellness-based activities that make life a little easier and more manageable when you have a stressful job and often find yourself feeling overwhelmed.
Wondering what these activities are and why it’s worth trying them? Below is a guide to all of the ins and outs of the best wellness activities for anyone dealing with work-related stress.
Yoga is a great way to relax, unwind and channel any negative feelings at the end of the day. It’s an easy and enjoyable activity that not only benefits your mental health but can also aid your physical wellbeing. Plus, yoga works well as a means of relaxation as it can be practiced almost anywhere, from the park or your living room to a yoga studio or by your desk.
You can opt to take a yoga class or workshop and use that space of time as your yoga session, or you can opt to practice at home using online tutorials to guide you through your practice.
Try your hand at painting
Another great way to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic day or week is to do something crafty, like painting. Arts and crafts are a great way to relax and unwind while channeling all your thoughts and feelings into the work that you’re focusing on.
Imagine, finishing work, grabbing your pochade boxes and your sketch pad and heading off to wherever you fancy painting, and spending a few hours just sitting sketching and painting whatever takes your fancy. It’s totally freeing and a great way to really unwind when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
Give baking a go
A lot of people find baking to be an extremely calming and soothing wellness activity. The idea of baking might seem stressful, especially if you’re used to cooking in a rush and finding yourself feeling panicked. However, when you’re baking simply to bake and don’t have any time constraints or stresses to worry about, baking can be an extremely calming and relaxing process.
If you’re new to baking, you might want to consider taking a baking workshop or class, either virtually or in-person, so that you can learn all of the most important aspects of various baking processes.
There you have it, a guide to some of the simple wellness activities that it’s worth taking the time to try out if you have a job that causes you stress. You’d be amazed but sometimes it’s the smallest, simplest activities that make the biggest difference to how you’re feeling.