When it comes to laser cutting, it can be hard work. It’s a job that requires precision, both in terms of the cutting, and what not to cut, i.e., your fingers. Therefore, it can be a stressful and harrowing experience. But, hey, work is work, right? Just do the job and get paid and quit bellyaching… right? Here’s the deal. When you subject yourself to prolonged periods of stress, you are creating problems for yourself that don’t simply go away when you clock out. These prolonged periods of stress can build up over time and create mental illness which, in turn, will actually impact your skill level and productivity overall. So, in essence, you worry about work place injury for long enough, and you’re almost certain to let it happen due to mental illness and other stress related problems that accrue over long periods of stress that will inevitably affect the quality of your work. Therefore, for so many reasons, we have go to start taking care of ourselves. Here are a few ways to de stress.
First and foremost, consider simple R & R, rest and relaxation. One way to unwind after a hard day’s work is to take a nice, long, hot bath. The hot water of a bath is great for relaxing muscles tense with stress, and the tranquility of the whole experience will have a similar effect on you mind. Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself, either. After all, the more you can do to balance out your mood and morale, the better. Another way to destress after work is simply to take a quick power nap. What I mean by this is taking a quick nap, a half hour or less in length, to recharge your batteries a bit and allow you to better enjoy your evening. However, relaxation in isolation isn’t for everyone. In fact, my advice thus far has been aimed exclusively at introverts who are exhausted in social situations and recover in privacy.
Extroverts, on the other hand, hate being alone and thrive in social settings. Therefore, an extrovert has a different idea of relaxation. For example, simply getting the gang together, getting dressed to the nines in your new outfit from Kate Spade, and going out for a night on the town will do wonders of an extrovert. Going out for dinner and a movie, for example, is a great way for extroverts to unwind.