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5 More Stress Relieving Tips for Remote Workers

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Rebecca is a newlywed and an aspiring fiction author that got her start in content creation five years ago with her beauty and lifestyle based blog and YouTube channel.

Working from home is amazing but also pretty stressful. There are quite a few things that can go wrong and make you feel on-edge, as with any career path. Here are some of the stress-relieving tips and preventative measures that I personally follow to help keep my cool when I feel the little stress monsters getting to me. Make sure to share your tips in the comments so we can all become even less stressed!

 

1. Start the day with a grateful heart

It can feel cheesy when you are just starting but writing down little things you are grateful for every morning can help set you in a good mood right off the bat. I recommend doing this at the beginning of the day instead of the end because if you do end up having a bad day, that may be all you focus on when trying to think of what you are grateful for. It’s easiest to focus on the good first thing.

 

2. Keep an ice pack handy

When my to-do list is long and I’m feeling the pressure behind my eyes from staring at my computer screen for an extended period of time, I grab an ice pack and position it at the base of my neck and keep it there until it melts. This helps keep me from getting a full blown headache or migraine and prevents me from feeling more stressed out.

 

3. Light a candle

Recently I’ve started lighting a candle near my desk and it, oddly, helps keep me calm even on the busiest of days. Part of it has to do with the scent of the candle but another big reason why I think it helps me is the flickering warm light from the flame. Just having that in my peripheral vision has made a difference. I’d recommend buying soy candles for your home office space since they are healthier to breathe in.

 

4. Massage your hands

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injury are a real problem for remote workers and others that use computers regularly. Through massage (I use the Honest Healing Balm), some ice pack useage, and hand stretches I’ve been able to help ease the pains in my hands.

Work injuries can be a very stressful situation to be in but keeping an eye on the problem can help lessen the stress you feel in your body and your mind. Even if these aren’t problems you are experiencing, a hand massage at the end of a long day does everyone some good. One trick I love is rubbing my elbow into the opposite palm and repeating with the other side. Try it, it feels amazing.

 

5. Get up and move around

One of the main stress relievers in my life is spending time with nature. No, you don’t need to take a camping trip or cheesily stare at sunsets while taking deep breaths. Just go on a walk around the block at least once a day, it’ll make a difference.

 

What tips do you follow day to day to keep your mind at ease? Do you have any stress relieving tips you’d like to recommend?

I’d definitely love to add in a few more to my routine.

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