Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
Workplace wellness programs are usually offered by employers so that their employees can cope with the stress of work or have a healthier life. Sometimes, the programs offered aren’t enough or you just don’t have the time for it. What options does that leave? Workplace wellness programs are helpful, but employees don’t have to depend on them to stabilize their life.
Help From Other People
If the programs aren’t your thing, the next best choice is to get help from someone else. Your co-workers are nearby so just give them a visit. It’s relieving when you get things off your chest and even more so, when the person you tell your problems to is sympathetic; they work there as well. If you’re not close with your co-workers, try your employer. Your employer understands the effects that work has on a person and how stressful it can be. In fact, your employer has probably been in your shoes for years before he got a promotion. A plus is that he might even give you advice on how to manage stress. What if you don’t feel comfortable talking about your problems with anyone at work? Try your friends and family; they may not be able to relate quite as well, but they’ll comfort you.
Coping by Yourself
It’s a painful experience to do it by yourself, but stress is from the mind, after all. Think to yourself and reflect on your life, persuade your mind to believe that life isn’t so bad and work isn’t so hard. Take a huge breath and let the bad thoughts slip away as you relax. If you really need to, you can cry. Crying is like a way of letting the pain go and you’ll feel lighter afterwards.
At the end of the day, life still goes on. You have to go back to work the next day and it’ll be the same stuff over again. But somehow, giving yourself some time to wallow in the pain and stress made you feel better. Perhaps you’ll give the workplace wellness programs at work a try.
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