Beat Office Stress With Visualization Exercises

When you’re working, it’s expected you will experience some kind of stress. After all, you have plenty of sources: demanding boss, office politics, deadlines, revisions, projects, and a whole lot more. It becomes more severe when you’re a family person, as you need to take care of your spouse and children after your time at the office.

However, a lot of people experience more negative stress than the others. More than 25 percent are experiencing physical signs, such as headaches, fatigue, muscle tension, appetite loss or gain, and loss of libido. Around 72 percent, meanwhile, develop mental issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, and energy loss. Some will also acquire sleeping disorders such as insomnia.

It’s not surprising that a good number will develop bad working habits such as absenteeism. Others would just quit their jobs out of burnout.

It’s very important for a person to learn to deal office stress the best way possible, one devoid of any medication or other conventional treatment. A very good method you may want to consider doing is visualization.

What is visualization? It’s a process where you create images or scenarios in your mind. The purpose of these scenarios is to, first, address the problem; second, to determine the best course of action; and third, to improve quality of life by means of subliminal messages, which you can tap anytime.

How to Accomplish It

If you want to do visualization, here are some of the steps you need to take:

Find the best time to do it. Visualization doesn’t have to happen at night or in the morning. Determine the best opportune moment. However, it’s recommended you do so at a time when there’s least noise or distractions, as this procedure requires your full concentration.

Determine the best position. You can lie down or sit on a chair. You can even stand and just close your eyes (this may work well for those who are used to the process). Make sure you’re very comfortable. Any inconvenience can still be distracting.

Close your eyes and breathe in and out. You cannot visualize properly if your mind is very much crowded. Hence, you need to find a way to get rid of worries, including office duties. So close your eyes and take slow and very deep breaths. Feel the vibrations created by the breathing. That will hopefully bring you to the present moment.

Visualize and add subliminal messages. When you’re fully relaxed and your mind is free, you can then start to visualize and feed subliminal messages, affirmations, or auto-suggestions into your subconscious. If you’re starting out, this is a challenge. You may then need the support of materials such as mp3s you can now download online. You can just play the subliminal messages or add them to your iPod. Listen very carefully to the spoken words and allow the music or the sound that goes along with them to make you feel further relaxed.