Stress. It’s like that annoying relative who always shows up uninvited and never knows when to leave. And just like that relative, stress can really mess up your day (and your life, if you let it). So, how do you avoid becoming a stress junkie? Let’s find out!

Step 1: Embrace your inner sloth
That’s right, we said it. Embrace your inner sloth. Sloths are known for their slow, deliberate movements and their love of naps. And while you may not be able to nap on the job (unless you’re really good at hiding it), you can certainly slow down and take things at a more leisurely pace.

So, the next time you find yourself rushing around like a chicken with its head cut off, take a deep breath and channel your inner sloth. Move slowly and deliberately, and take your time with each task. Trust us, it will all get done eventually.

Step 2: Learn to laugh at yourself
Let’s face it, we all make mistakes. We forget important dates, we say things we shouldn’t, we trip over our own feet. It happens. But the key to not becoming a stress junkie is learning to laugh at yourself.

When you make a mistake, instead of beating yourself up about it, take a step back and see the humor in the situation. Laughing at yourself not only reduces stress, it also makes you more relatable and approachable to others.

Stress. It’s like that annoying relative who always shows up uninvited and never knows when to leave.

Step 3: Take breaks (and make them count)
Taking breaks is crucial to avoiding stress overload. But not all breaks are created equal. If you spend your breaks scrolling through social media or staring blankly at your computer screen, you’re not really giving your brain a break.

Instead, use your breaks to do something that truly relaxes you. Take a walk outside, do some stretching or yoga, listen to music, or read a book. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something that takes your mind off work and helps you recharge.

So there you have it, folks. Three simple steps to help you avoid becoming a stress junkie. Embrace your inner sloth, learn to laugh at yourself, and take breaks (the right way). And if all else fails, just remember to take a deep breath and count to ten. It may not solve all your problems, but it will certainly help you keep your cool.