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As the year winds down, we’re looking at ways to beat stress and stay on top of the chaos. It’s such a crazy time of year, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose our heads! So, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 ways to combat stress, so there will certainly be one option on this list that will work for you!

 

Leading by example

Being in charge of the whole ship can be quite a stressful gig. So it’s up to the captain to show how to deal with big waves when they come in. If the boss can’t handle stress, then those who report to them will take that on board. In this article, the author leads us through the essential tips top execs use to stay on top of stress and lead their team through any weather.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-leaders-can-lower-workplace-stress-dawa-tarchin-phillips


Let’s get physical – Desk exercises to help relieve stress

We’ve all been there, facing a mountain of work and know you’ll be chained to your desk all day just to get it done. Well, don’t let the constraints of your office chair stop you being physical, and relieving stress through exercise. This article shows you some great tips on how to make little changes in your day during your hectic times to keep stress at bay
https://www.northwestpharmacy.com/healthperch/desk-stretches/


Make a new friend – Stress!

It may sound odd, but one of the best ways to beat stress is to embrace it, accept it & overcome it from the inside. In this great YouTube clip, Kelly McGonigal talks you through how to make stress your friend and examines using the power of positive thinking to overcome the negative connotations surrounding stress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU


Don’t just take our word for it.

Earlier this year, Mashable conducted a Twitter chat all about Stress. They gathered together a range of stress expert to help in the discussion, and the results are a great snapshot of real people and how they identify and deal with stress, with some awesome advice from the experts
http://mashable.com/2016/04/21/stress-less-workplace/#giRay2OhsEqx


Mind the (Stress) gap!

No longer the realm of enlightened gurus meditating on mountaintops, Mindfulness is a highly regarded technique for dealing with stress and making you a happy person overall. This article give you some great tips for daily use of mindfulness
https://hbr.org/2016/03/how-to-practice-mindfulness-throughout-your-work-day


It’s not me, it’s you

Sometimes, it’s not just too much work or crushing deadlines that get the heart pounding and the pulse racing, it’s the guy in the cubicle next door that really gets your goat! Or it’s the highly unreasonable boss that’s destroying your morale. Well, this article on how to stay resilient when dealing with a Jerk workmate is for you!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/pauladavislaack/2016/03/29/how-to-stay-resilient-when-you-work-with-a-jerk/#4d3dbb501c74


Houston, we have a problem.

And that problem, is how our body stores stress. And more specifically, how stress can destroy the ‘muscle of the soul’ and limit both your physical and mental capabilities.
http://upliftconnect.com/release-the-stress/


Show me the way

Sometimes, you need to see it to believe it. These great infographics help visualise the tips and tricks you need to beat stress, anxiety and fear.
http://designtaxi.com/news/386809/Infographic-14-Ways-To-Trick-Your-Brain-Out-Of-Stress-Anxiety-Fear/


Control the chaos

That’d be the chaos of your desk! You might know where everything is, but organising your desk goes beyond being able to locate those meeting notes under your lunch wrapper within 30seconds. How your workspace looks can influence your stress levels and your productivity. Here, Lifehacker shows you how to declutter and organise your desk so you can stay on top of the chaos!
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-declutter-your-desk-and-get-organized-1757126328


Get professional help

Sometimes, you need a bit of extra help to overcome bad bouts of stress. But who has the time hey? Well, thanks to the innovative folks at This Way up, you do! This brilliant not-for-profit organisation, run out of St Vincent’s Hospital, offers online coping with stress courses that are supervised by practising clinicians, providing you all their expertise on how to deal with your situation, without having to leave your house. So now there is no excuse to change your behaviour and deal with stress head-on
https://thiswayup.org.au/how-we-can-help/courses/coping-with-stress/


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