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AOL logoOf all the different types of stress we experience in our lives, job-related stress is perhaps one of the worst.

Feeling stressed out at work can not only affect your performance, but your attitude towards your company and position, as well as your overall health.

Thankfully, there are ways to keep your stress levels in check and under control.

Here are 8 science-backed ways to reduce job-related stress throughout the work the day:

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1. Breathe deeply

Take a few deep breaths in and out. It will naturally help to clear your mind.

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2. Get up and go for a walk

You don’t even necessarily need to go outside your office. Just stand up and take a few minutes to mosey around.

3. Throw on some instrumental or classical music

It will soothe you while clearing your head.

4. Read leisurely

Even if it’s an online article about the latest celebrity gossip, give your mind a break from the monotony of the work in front of you.

5. Write it out

Writing even for a few minutes helps you gather your thoughts and express what you’re feeling.

6. Get moving

If you’re lucky enough to have a full lunch break, take advantage of it and use it to get your blood pumping.

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7. Stop refreshing that inbox

It may seem impossible to fully unplug, but stopping from obsessively checking your email will make a difference.

8. Sleep as much as you can

A full night’s sleep has so many benefits. Coming to work well-rested is key to staying low-stress.

The great thing about all of these methods is that you can practice (most of) them without even having to move from your desk.

Work stress can come from so many triggers, from tight deadlines to juggling obligations to crazy hours. But amidst all the hectic day-to-day tasks, it’s important that you take time to keep yourself calm and comfortable—it will most certainly reflect in your work.

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By AOL.com Editors for AOL
This post originally appeared on AOL

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