51 Tips To Reduce Workplace Stress In April's Short Working Weeks


Food 1) Stop eating junk food - fattening/sugary sweet foods 2) Start eating healthy food - morning, lunch, dinner 3) Good foods for stress - Avocado, beef, milk, oatmeal, salmon, spinach, tea,walnuts 4) Eat foods you are not allergic to


1) Drink 1 to 2 litres of water daily

2) Cut down coffee and caffeine drinks

3) Drink herbal teas

4) Drink less alcohol



1) Regular exercise outside work hours

2) During work hours – walk up and down stairs

3) Go for lunch time walk or exercise

4) Regular stretching – breaks



1) Most of us are shallow breathers – take deep breath

2) Breathe in for 7, hold for 7, out for 7, rest of 7



1) Ensure your correct posture at desk

2) Check chair/desk – ergonomically



1) During breaks – share ‘appropriate’ jokes

2) Share the funny things you do

3) Create fun activities at work



1) Ask for help if needed

2) Offer help if appropriate

3) Keep emails and communication professional

4) Say No when you want to say Yes – do your work first


Work Load

1) Don’t skim on work because short days

2) Do essential work first



1) Ensure you are getting adequate sleep

2) Daylight saving changes routines – work at keeping regular times

3) Get help if not sleeping properly


Get Organised

1) Create important list of important ‘to do’s

2) Get systems in place for workload


Pleasant Work Environment

1) Get plants or flowers in office

2) Have healthy nibbles available

3) Use Aromatherapy oils


Self Motivate Yourself

1) Positive quotes on display

2) Treasure map of goals

3) Picture of holiday destination

4) Plan relax on days off work


Stress Release Exercising

1) Mediate and or Power Naps during lunch break

2) Yoga and massages

3) Stress Balls


Health Products

1) Vitamin and minerals

2) Herbs and Back flowers

3) Aromatherapy

4) Acupuncture and kinesiology


Mental Health

1) Think – This too shall pass

2) Don’t talk about work outside work

3) Think – Life is too short to be stressed

4) Don’t like your job – start searching for another one.



1) Sing in the car and listen to your favourite music

2) Listen to easy listening music that does not ‘rattle the brain’.

3) Dance and wiggle to your favourite tunes…


Tips supplied by Janice Davies who has two workshops on GETTING SAVVY TO WORKPLACE STRESS and DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

In: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in July 2012.

Additional Workshop information on http://www.johncoxon.com.au/stress.html




Janice Davies is an attitude trainer, professional speaker, business trainer and author. Unleashing people's potential is her passion; helping people unlearn old negative habits and re-learn new techniques, to create a positive attitude to life.

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