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BPO Life: How To Relax At Work

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In the BPO industry where employees are faced with irate customers, fast changing policies, shifting schedules, targets and goals, it is important to feel and be truly relaxed even at work. With a sudden increase of research into the areas of happiness, humor, optimism and positive attitude, Relaxing is the buzz word of the modern age.
It appears as though unwinding is something everybody ought to have the capacity to do, however those of us who are continually pushed, are compulsive workers, or have certain well being issues don’t have a simple “off” switch. Unwinding is something we really need to learn and hone, much like satisfaction. What’s more, similar to bliss, figuring out how to unwind is critical for your well being and prosperity.

Richard Davidson narrates the response of a Buddhist monk to a loud sound, like a pistol being fired close to your ears. Since the response is triggered from the brain stem, the early reptilian part of the brain, an ordinary person cannot prevent flinching. Yet, not a muscle in the monk’s face flinched. He is reported to have said that it felt “like a bird crossing the sky.” The responses of your mind can be controlled in many ways.
As an example acknowledgment substance, your psyche can be changed in a flash from a disposition of gloom, or indignation into a quiet and serene state. As a preparatory stride to that viable personality control handle, the accompanying recommendations offer you a portion of the most ideal approaches to unwind.

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A few simple steps can reduce anxiety and promote tranquility. Here are 15 tips to help you relax at work:

1) Eat breakfast
Relaxation begins before you even step into the office. Start the day off with breakfast. Aside from being nutritious, eating breakfast forces you to slow down in the morning. Eat, pace yourself, and you’ll get into work without rush-hour anxiety in your system.

2) Go to work earlier
After a delicious meal, avoid the morning stampede and go to work earlier than others. You’ll get fewer traffic jams, phone calls, and interruptions. All this lets you get more done in a calmer environment. With this increased productivity in the morning, you can go home earlier.

3) Meditate
Countless researchers in fancy white lab coats have shown how meditation relaxes both your mind and body. Luckily, you don’t have to be dressed in an ugly leotard and sitting at a yoga studio to reap the benefits of meditation. Try mini-meditations. Short little deep breathing exercises that take you temporarily out of your work angst. Here’s a technique to try now.

4) Breathe deeply
Deep breathing shouldn’t be confined to meditation breaks. Every breath you take should be deep. Sadly, many of us, myself included, are unconscious shallow breathers. To kill this habit, practice deep breathing exercises often to train your body to take full breaths.

5) Eliminate clutter
A cluttered desk distracts, creates visual pollution, and adds to your existing stress level. Each item on your desk, however small, is something you have to think about when you look at it. Don’t make excuses, clear your desk (and virtual desktop) now. Tomorrow, it’ll feel good to come to a clean desk.

6) Play music
Of course, listening to music with your headphones on also helps you to relax. Pick something you know will put you at ease. As much as I like postmodern electronic noise, cheesy ABBA songs work like a charm.

7) Take your full lunch hour
Make lunch sacred. This means not munching at your desk. Take your lunch outside and don’t end your lunch hour early. Here are more ways to maximize your lunch hour.

8) Take a nap
Finish eating lunch a little early? Use the rest of your lunch hour to take a nap. While the dotcom days of nap rooms at the office are extinct, you’ve still got options: your car and, if you have a closed office, your chair. Pop in a pzizz track, set an alarm on your phone, and recharge your body.

9) Play
If you have a hard time napping in the middle day, use the rest of your lunch hour to play. Take a walk, sketch, write in your journal, twirl, play hopscotch. Anything pleasurable as long as it’s not working and in front of the computer.

10) Laugh
Comic relief is a well known technique for relieving dramatic tension in movies, plays, and novels. It’s also handy during those high-anxiety moments at work. When you’re taking yourself too seriously, pop-up your favorite silly YouTube video and have a laugh. My favorite is Shoes.

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Photo From: www. balancechallenge.org

Sources:

-http://blog.liferemix.net/15-great-ways-relax-work

-http://greatist.com/happiness/40-ways-relax-5-minutes-or-less

-http://www.dumblittleman.com/2010/01/five-simple-ways-to-relax-at-work-when.html

 

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