Life can be stressful and overwhelming AF at times.
When your personal life seems to be cramping your vibes, you desperately crave an escape from it all.
Whether it's your friends, family, love life, health or financial problems, you want to put everything on pause so you can get your bearings on straight and re-charge the fuck UP.
When everything seems to be going wrong, and you feel as though your world is crumbling beneath you, don't lose all hope.
Look no further than your office as a perfect haven to cope.
Here are nine ways to feel better at work when your personal life gets to be too much.
1. Expand your social circle.
Make plans to grab drinks or go to dinner with your co-workers after work.
Focus on expanding your social circle to people in your office who you can see potential friendships with.
2. Take advantage of yoga classes or any de-stressing activities at work.
Whatever fun events your company has to offer… SIGN UP.
Especially if it's a rejuvenating, de-stressing activity that's FO FREE, you'll be alleviating that stress in no time without having to fork out any cash.
3. Re-focus your mind.
Think of this as a perfect opportunity to grow and expand your horizons.
Put all of your energy into that important work project or promotion, rather than focusing on the stresses in your personal life.
4. Make sure you have an awesome coffee, tea and snack selection at your desk.
Because, DUH, coffee and snack time takes priority.
It's a nice way to break up your day. Sit back, chill and enjoy some delicious chocolate chip cookies.
Make sure your work environment and desk promotes a peaceful vibe. If it doesn't, redecorate that cubical so it's looking chic and serene.
It will make you feel so much better and take your mind off of things.
6. Organize a kickball league with co-workers.
Whether it's an intramural sports league, or organizing a wine and paint night once a week after work, it'll give you something to look forward to.
7. Get involved in an office book club.
What could be better than chatting about a juicy book over wine and cheese?
8. Stay for happy hour.
Because, why wouldn't you stay for happy hour?
9. Get involved in planning social events for your company.
If you have a fun committee, that's even better.
Planning happy hours and work parties is an awesome way to meet new people and open your eyes to exciting opportunities.
We all need an escape from the stresses life brings on at times.
Whatever kind of stress you're dealing with, it's always best to focus your energy on something else, and not dwell on the person or thing that's making you anxious.
Take a step back, breathe and embrace something else to take your mind off of things.