Dr Oz: Urban Monk’s Tips For Dealing With Work Stress
In a Dr Oz online poll, it was revealed that 51% of people are most stressed out by having to deal with a difficult boss. Dr Oz turned to Pedram Shojai, “The Urban Monk“, with mindful solutions. Dr Oz introduced a shadowy figure, explaining that it was a woman who’s identity and voice was concealed for obvious reasons. She doesn’t want to lose her job but her boss has been causing her so much stress that it’s begun to affect her health.
Dr Oz: Help! My Boss Is Stressing Me Out
She shared that she loves her job but she doesn’t feel that her boss even treats her like a human being. She feels like she’s being treated like a robot. She has even cried in the bathroom and has noticed a rise in her blood pressure to the point that she even has to take medication for it. It doesn’t help that she’s been working from 4 AM to 10 PM and feels like she is constantly having to do things for her boss.
Dr Oz: How To Handle A Difficult Boss
Pedram said she first needed to build up resilience to allow the stress to “roll off you.” One great thing to do is to tell your boss that you need a minute to cool off and that the conversation can continue when either of you are less angry. The goal is to “build up your positive energy bank account” and change the dynamic while building better boundaries.
Fortunately, he also had some great tips on how to “zen out” if your boss or someone else in your life is being a jerk. However, it’s important to know that a lot of people may not even realize they’re being a jerk so you may benefit from pointing it out to them.
Dr Oz: Take A Break & Get Moving + Positive Mantra
First, you need to shift your mood and realize that their energy is not your energy. Pedram suggested you get yourself to a higher state. Twice an hour, take a quick break to lift your mood and lift your spirit to get positive energy flowing. It’s as easy as standing up and doing some squats or jumping jacks to get the blood flowing.
If you start to feel anger rising inside of you, one way to pull yourself back is with the following mantra:
I am happy and no one can take that away from me.
Dr Oz: Binaural Beats & Meditation To Handle Stress
You can also listen to binaural beats to zen out. Binaural music helps you relax and focus at the same time. Meditation has been around for a long time and binaural beats are a way that you can practice meditation no matter what your environment. Try listening to binaural beats while you work for a way to stay calm.
Finally, you can use a focus technique to clear your mind before and after meeting your boss to keep your blood pressure and stress levels low. Mindfulness is all about learning to stay in the moment. So feel your feet on the ground and close your eyes while you think of one thin you’re thankful for. Take some breaths down into your lower abdomen and then as you inhale, pour in energy. As you exhale, release that energy.