Release Your Tension – How to Feel Relax Before Going to Work
Someone wrote and asked how do you release your tension and go to work. I am not sure if there is an easy way to doing this. With the pressures of family and work, tension seems to be always around. However, we can learn how to reduce it. Here's 4 practical steps to help release tension effectively.
1. Think Good Thoughts
Well, the trick is to be conscious of your own thoughts. Obviously, if you are reading this you are likely to be quite conscious of how you feel before going to work. At the very least you are seeking an answer.
Catch yourself feeling the tension. When you feel tensed before going to work, tell yourself “Oh oh, negative thoughts and feelings again.” Then immediately switch channels. Just like how you flip your TV channels to tune into a different frequency, do the same for yourself. Just think good thoughts. Even small thing like, “Hey, great weather today.” You can feel yourself release your tension gradually as you keep the flow of good thoughts coming.
2. Be Aware of How You Feel
3. Don’t Feel Victimized
If you want to release your tension before going to work, make sure you don’t feel you are a victim. There is always two sides to a story. You are likely as responsible for whatever that created the tension as anyone else. When you take responsibility, you know there is a positive step you can do to change it.
4. Permission to Be Happy
You are your story you tell yourself. To release your tension before going to work, or even before heading home from work – one important step is really to be conscious of how you feel and think. Then change that thought immediately. It is not easy but when you do it often enough you can feel the difference in your mental health.
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