With work being such a large part of our lives and stress coming with most roles in today’s busy society – we look at 10 ways to beat stress at work!

“The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. And four out of 10 people working at large companies are experiencing a major corporate restructuring, and therefore facing uncertainly about their futures. This may be why more than 40% of adults say they lie awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day.– Forbes

Our Caveman brains have not developed as fast as our business brains so when we are stressed our body links this psychological “fear” to danger and pumps adrenaline through our bodies. The body then concentrates all energy, oxygen and blood flow of the body to the vital organs ready to “fight or flight”, this means your heart rate may increase, concentration becomes poor, we may experience slow digestion, tiredness and overall poor health. It’s simple, your caveman brain is preparing your body to fight and taking all the goodness away from the other areas you need to perform well at work and on a daily basis, it’s not aware times have changed, it’s up to you to retain it!

For this reason it is vital we look after ourselves and recognise stress, address it, deal with it and prevent it. It needn’t be our enemy, it is simply our body protecting itself, so let’s help it out. Below we explore 10 ways to beat stress at work; ways to prevent, manage and deal with stress at work and in our lives by making small changes to our diet, exercise and daily habits. These small changes make a huge difference overall!