These are the things that you can do to lessen work-life stress and hassle. I personally live on these tips, and they are “SUBOK NA!”
- The Night Before Work Day
Prepare EVERYTHING that you can possibly prepare the night before. Personally, this trick saves me an hour of preparation every morning. Prepare your match of clothes, lay it somewhere or hang it, and be excited with the thought of how awesome you’ll look with the outfit you chose. If you a wear uniform, (and you are a magnificent working lady,) spice it up with accessories. You could even prepare your wardrobe for the next five working days if you’re super organized and prepared on literally everything.
Also, if the food won’t spoil, prepare or cook your breakfast, and pack your lunch already. Put everything together: spoon/ fork /chopsticks, drink, snack, and the meal itself in your lunch bag.
The following morning, all you have to think about is how to look polished because you know that you will just have to grab your lunch from the fridge. Basically, woo all of your worries tonight.
- The Morning After
Wake up earlier than you usually do. Make time to waste some time. Destress your mind. This applies to all work schedules. Whether you work on a regular day shift, mid-shift, or graveyard. It might sound wasteful, but actually allotting time (let’s say, an hour) for yourself to do the things that you want to do for the entire day could actually make a difference. Doing these things that make you happy before heading out the door would give you a positive mood for the entire shift because you won’t end up watching the clock every hour just so you can go home and do your “thing”- whatever your plan is.
- On the Way to Work
Take a different route to work. This may sound inconvenient at first because often, commuters and drivers have already established their routines. However, you might want to try this out to have something new in your work day, and who knows, you might appreciate your regular commute that you have hating these days when the alternative turns out to be worse. I understand that this might be a little hard to do because everyone tries to stay out of the road as soon as possible because of the stress of traffic, pollution, and hard commute. The only thing that we can about these is to maximize whatever we have while looking for better options.
- The Shift
Set realistic goals for the day. This idea is really cliché, but remember that the line is only this used because it WORKS! Almost nothing could make us feel worse than being disappointed and frustrated every single day because we continually fail ourselves with the daily tasks that we are not completing. This leads to the stress that makes us feel that we don’t want to even want to try surviving one more working day because we think that we won’t anyways.
- Help Yourself from Within
Sometimes, our bodies fail us. Technically speaking, we are equipped with the basic healthy functions and features of our systems and organs, and that make us capable of working. Hence, we need to do our part to take care of our body, especially because it serves us well every day. We always battle with pollution on our commute and stress in the workplace.
This is where help comes in. We need to exert effort in eating healthy and taking supplements or vitamins regularly. Personally, I drink at least four of these every night. I take turmeric capsule, fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C. These are the ones that work for me, they make my skin look nice and glowing, and they make body function smoothly. I have to specify that I like vitamin C the most because it improves my immune system because it is anti-oxidant, in addition to many of its benefits.
One popular and trusted brand of Vitamin C in the Philippines is Fern-C. I did some Google magic and Fern-C’s website states that it is “the First Non-Acidic Vitamin C in the Philippines and the only Quali-C Vitamin C made from Europe, ensuring quality to millions of Filipinos.” Promising! Also, my Filipino family and I can attest to its quality because we have loved it, and we still buy it every now and then. It is a plus that it is non-acidic because we need supplements that are actually beneficial for our overall health, and not just for aesthetics.
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Thanks for reading! Till next post🙂