No matter what you do for a living, work occupies a large amount of our time. Whether you love your job or wish you were doing something else, there’s no doubt that we spend a lot of time and energy trying to do the best work we can for our employers. 

Unfortunately, it can often lead to overworking ourselves in order to get everything done. Needless to say, the end result is frustration, stress, and exhaustion. 

At Two Rivers Counseling, we’re here to help. If you’re in Portland and you need a therapist, we’d love to see you to help you work through any of the issues that have come up in your life as a direct result of work. In the meantime, be sure to read our post below for some helpful reminders on what you can do to relax when you’re feeling overworked.

How to Get Relief From Work

Take Time Off

The easiest solution is to take some time off of work. We know that this isn’t always possible for everyone, but if you need a mental break from what you’re doing, take advantage of your company’s time off policy to give yourself a much-needed break. Spending some time away from work is often just what you need. Although it’s tempting, be sure to put work out of your  mind while you’re not there. After all, you’re taking the time off so that you don’t have to think about work, so make it a point to relax or spend time on an activity that brings you joy.

If you can’t take time off, the tips below can help to improve your day as well.

Go For A Walk

It’s a simple thing to do, but it’s one that people don’t take advantage of often enough. Whether it’s on your lunch break or during another time in the day, there are a lot of benefits to getting up from your desk and moving around for a bit. In addition to the many health benefits, it also helps to break up your day in a way that is satisfying, allowing you to reward yourself at strategically chosen points throughout the day. In short, if you can make the time for a walk, it will reward you in numerous ways.

Surround Yourself With Things You Love

Another helpful tip is to make your workspace a more enjoyable place to work. What we mean by that is that you should decorate it with things that you enjoy. For example, adding a few photos of loved ones or a beautiful plant or even a small memento from a trip you took can personalize your space in a way that makes it less difficult to be at. Although work can be difficult, having visual reminders of why you do what you do can help you to push through the tough times.

Speak With a Counselor

There are times, of course, when the best thing you can do is to find a therapist to speak to about your situation at work. Having someone to talk to who will help you to work through your feelings and offer insight can be the best thing in the world. For example, sometimes you might be pushing yourself too hard and a counselor can help you to set more realistic expectations for yourself. Other times, the therapist might be able to point out patterns in your workplace that are causing you distress. Either way, having someone to listen can sometimes make the most difference.

Portland Counseling You Can Count On

At Two Rivers Counseling, you’ll find that Dr. Post-Holmberg offers a calming presence to help you work through any of the issues that you’re dealing with in your life. Whether it’s trouble at work or problems at home, Two Rivers Counseling is a place designed to help you confront the things that come up in life where you can expect someone to lend an ear and a hand to help you overcome any situation that you’re up against.

Learn more about getting started, feel free to explore our website, and then feel free to book an appointment online. It is possible to get the help that you need, and at Two Rivers Counseling, we’re dedicated to offering it. We look forward to hearing from you!