May 28 2009
Most people work 40 hours per week if we can estimate that we typically spend about 2000 hours worked each year. And many people are still working more than that. Yet often we do not take the time to ensure that our work is pleasant and the setting up of being. Our jobs are often very stressful, and stress is known to trigger many diseases and ailments. Numerous studies have been conducted on the between job stress and a variety of health problems.
The mood and sleep disturbances, stomach pain, headache and disturbed relationships with family and friends are examples of stress-related problems that are quick to develop. Before you think about reducing stress, begin by identifying the constraints in your work and the effect they have on you. What, specifically, is it about your work situation that makes you feel anxious, angry, frustrated, exhausted, depressed, etc? Do you have a difficult boss or co-worker? Do you have too much work and not enough time to do so? When you arrive at your list of constraints, tackle one at a time. Managing stress is a slow and measured, which should take place over time and not all at once. Take stock of the situation and take note of things that are causing the most concern. Look at the things you can do, or seek the assistance which will ease the situation, no matter how small. Set a few achievable goals to eliminate the problem.
Rethink to some similar situations that you have overcome and apply those lessons. A reaction to a stressful situation is to try to escape, at least temporarily, taking a break or a quick smoke. But this only adds to the toxins in the body and not attempt to treat the underlying causes. A more effective response is to cope with the tasks that cause you stress. Developing healthy habits for a day at a time. Take a short walk in the morning, eat regularly, take time to eat and stay in touch with your mind and body.
It can be very beneficial to modify your own perspectives and actions rather than trying to change you think that other people are the cause of your stress. Regardless of the causes of your tension and stress, there are many strategies that you can use to protect yourself against the harmful effects of stress. We are on a different strategy for relieving stress every month in this newsletter. The implementation of aromatherapy in your life can do a lot to alleviate stress and the level of stress in your life.
One of the main features of pure essential oils is their ability to relieve stress with immediate benefits. Because of the emotional elements that are involved in stress-related conditions, the choice of essential oils depends largely on the causes of the problem and the temperament of each and how they react under pressure. Use only oils that appeal to you. If you do not like the smell, they will not have the desired effect.
There are many ways to make aromatherapy in the workplace. Broadcasters essential oils and the heat of their molecules can be released into the atmosphere. Inhalant of different essential oils can alter mood, stimulate creativity, concentration and help rid an area of viruses and bacteria airborne. Scenting your desktop with the essential oil of lavender is used to reduce errors at least 25%. If you have to work in an air conditioned building or stuffy, using essential oils in a diffuser or a spritzer spritzing can really clean up the air. Geraniums, lavender, lemon, rosemary and peppermint are all excellent for a quick pick me up. Try chamomile, lavender, oil of sandalwood or Orange. All have been designed to help them combat stress and tension. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
If you can not use a diffuser at work, just put a drop of oil on a handkerchief and keep with you to sniff when you need it. Put a few drops of essential oil of your choice on the inside of a cardboard tube roll toilet paper scented bathroom at work. Let be your calling card. Simply add your essential oils of cotton balls and place your business cards and cotton balls in a box with a lid. Keep tightly closed for at least 1 week. Mix 5 drops of lavender essential oil (or oil of your choice) in about a teaspoon of jojoba oil or almond. Dab on a rag and wipe off the surface of your desk and back to the computer. When the heat of the computer warms the oil there is a pleasant fresh scent wafting through the air.
There is help for your stress! Aromatherapy has proven to be excellent for stress relief as well as increase productivity and efficiency levels. The possibilities are limited to your imagination. For more ideas and information, visit our website, which is more than 100 pages and growing.
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