The next 30 days, we focus on stress awareness. The month of April has many perks. We celebrate a day filled with hunting for chocolate delights on Easter and are inclined to take part in pranking one another on April Fool’s Day. Let's learn how to relieve business stress together.
But the month of April also represents a month where health care professionals and health promotion experts come together across the country to create public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern-day epidemic.
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But there are points where the levels become too much and have a lasting effect on an individual. Anxiety and severe depression are just two, to name a few, health problems that can occur from stress. Creating less stress in our lives will not only benefit us but those around us as they experience the aftermath of a stress rampage.
We have compiled five different ways in which you can celebrate this month and take a step forward in elevating any areas of stress within your life.
1. Take back control
Take this month as one where you get all the check-ups you need. Start eating right, and get into a routine that you feel more energised about. Take control of the way you organise your life and ensure that your body is functioning at top notch. This will help you deal with stress.
2. Talk to someone
If you are feeling that the stress is getting too much for you to handle, ensure you have a person to call that will listen. Sometimes talking about your problems will help elevate the stress. They may, in turn, have advice for you that can help.
3. Talk to yourself
When you do not have time to call someone else, or they are not answering, talk yourself through it. Don’t worry about seeming crazy – just talk to yourself and understand why you are stressed and what steps you can take. Understand that at the end of the day, everything will be okay.
4. Laugh it off
When you laugh, you, in turn, are tricking your nervous system into making you happy. You release endorphins in your body that start to improve your mood and decrease the stress-causing hormones known as cortisol and adrenaline.
Breathe. There are going to be days where the stress will get too much and you will not be able to find a space to take a breath. Keep your mental health at a good standard by meditating and taking enough time out of your day to relax. Join a class if you can and let a professional help you centre your mind.
If you’re in the hospitality or retail industry, your stress levels are probably at a high level a lot of the time. If you want to take off some of the pressure, try out our tips and get in touch with us about an effective EPOS solution. Our systems take the stress out of managing your bookings, inventory, staff and a host of other tasks. Chat to us today to see how we can help to relieve business stress.