It’s International Panic Day! Here are 3 Ways to Minimize Stress at Work

The Carvonis Group is preparing for International Panic Day!

One of the many ways that our bodies respond to the changes and events around us is with stress. But did you know that there are actually two kinds of stress? Eustress refers to a positive kind of stress; it can help to motivate you and may even improve your performance at certain tasks. On the other hand, distress is the term for the negative stress; it’s the type that causes anxiety, inhibits your productivity, and can lead to panic.

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In celebration of International Panic Day, your friends here at The Carvonis Group have compiled a list of four tips for reducing distress and avoiding panic during the workweek.

1. Identify your stressors and learn to manage them

Recognizing and understanding your triggers is essential to managing negative stress. Whether it’s worrying about not meeting deadlines, concern over being punctual to meetings, or even just a fear of getting called into the office of your overbearing boss, preparing yourself for any potential nerve-wracking situations is a great first step in decreasing distress.

2. Make your cubicle/office a peaceful retreat

While you may not be able to control the chaos and bedlam of your larger workplace, you can ensure that your own office or cubicle is a calming environment with just a few simple additions. If you’re struggling to focus or relax due to rambunctious coworkers, try listening to a white noise playlist or acquiring a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. To take your office oasis a step further, consider investing in an electric aromatherapy diffuser and a set of essential oil blends specifically targeted toward easing stress.

3. Split larger projects into smaller steps with their own deadlines

Perhaps the most important element of reducing work-related panic is mastering the art of time management. Our favorite time management tactic at The Carvonis Group is giphy8breaking apart big projects into a list of smaller assignments and then scheduling individual deadlines for each. Not only does this approach help larger jobs seem less intimidating, but it rewards you with a sense of accomplishment each time you complete an individual step.

And that’s it! Don’t forget to stretch your legs, take a deep breath (or twelve), and join The Carvonis Group for a panic-free International Panic Day.

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