De-stress at Work

Can de-stressing your workplace improve your energy and productivity?

That's what human resources management expert Deri Latimer suggests. 

1. Take Your Breaks
They are there for a reason. You should work and rest in intervals. You'll come back after a break fully energized. While on break try to drink water, have a nutritious snack or enjoy a laugh with a colleague.

Take the Challenge: Stretch During Lunch

2. Make Meetings Meaningful
Start meetings with something positive. Try focusing on what's good in the office or highlight something positive that's been accomplished recently. Try rotating the leaders of the meeting. Also, keep cell phones out of the room and keep meetings short.

Take the Challenge: Take a Walking Break

3. Allow the Workplace to be Fun
People surrounded by positive emotion are more productive, creative and energized. It's not about goofing off, but about making the environment positive.

4. Create Creative Space
Personalize your space by putting up pictures from home, art, colourful and meaningful items and plants. You should enjoy the space you spend most of your day, by bringing items from home you'll feel more comfortable.

5. Move to a New Groove
Create a different pattern of thinking. Try asking yourself, what am I looking forward to today? As opposed to what do I dread?

Take the Challenge: Make Time for Yourself

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