Stress is a common emotion or a feeling of not being comfortable. When we say stress, it is someone who is anxious, facing his fear, or involved in bad situations. This kind of emotion is manageable by dealing with it and with other ways to ease the feeling. In this article, I want to introduce some effective ways and tips on how to manage stress for creatives.
Stress In Creative Environment
Working as a graphic designer for almost 6 years was like the weather. Sometimes, I could feel at ease and comfortable in my work and working with people. And there are days that I couldn’t handle pressure and urgency, plus the stressful environment too. This is just part of being a graphic designer in a corporate setting. Sometimes, stress made me feel that I am hungry all the time. That’s why eating snacks are one of my stress killers while at work. The bad side of it was I gained weight. Oh! another stressful thing.
From those years of dealing with stress at work as a creative person, I want to set aside those things that made me feel stress. By that habit, I can focus on my work and pretending that I am feeling peaceful. So here are my 5 tips on how to manage stress for creatives.
1.) Take a Break
Taking a break is one of the effective ways to relieve stress at work. It is your right to take a break at work for about 5 to 10 minutes every hour. Just skip those being workaholic, unless you want to prove something more to your boss. Just forget about the competition and start looking at your mental health. Taking a break also helps you to avoid getting back pain. Just walk around or talk to someone in the office during your break time.
2.) Ask for Help
Stress is not only when you work too much. Sometimes, we get stress from being alone at work. There are hard times that we have to solve problems and figure out errors on our own. It is healthy to seek help by asking for clarification or concern. That’s why supervisors and team leaders are always there to guide you and it would be great if you work in a team. Being alone is not okay, sometimes.
3.) Don’t Over Think
Overthink is just a normal act. When it comes to work, we have to stick to our critical thinking to solve certain problems related to work. It is hard to have personal problems while at work. Talking to your workmates is just to ease your burden (if you like to talk about it to others). Read inspirational books or watch inspiring videos during your break time will do to make you feel comfortable.
4.) Find New Design Inspos
Thinking about a new design is not so easy if you feel uninspired. There are many sites that you can get new and fresh inspirations for your design execution. Exploring new ideas make you feel productive. I’m sure your boss would appreciate your new ideas. Just keep finding new trends every day!
5.) Eat and Chill
Working is not all about spending hours on a laptop. Just eat out and chill for some time. It is normal to feel stress at work, but don’t let this emotion feel at all. Just chill out and eat your favorite snacks while working. Of course, talking to your workmates much you feel better.
What do you think about these tips? Is it helpful? Please do comment about your stress management at work.