Trouble Concentrating at Work After a Disturbing Incident, Like Harassment or Discrimination?

Whether a coworker sent you a disturbing internet clip; your supervisor told a nasty ethnic joke at a meeting, or a client made a pass at you at a company retreat; you are distracted and depressed by what you have been through.

Hopefully, you have already talked to your Human Resources department. (And if you have not yet connected with an employment law attorney, please consider calling experienced Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer, Nancy Gray.)

Protecting your rights is one thing. But how can you get your focus back? Here are 4 tips:

1. Consider adopting a regular meditation practice.

Research suggests that people who meditate for as little as 15 minutes a day can enjoy a wealth of benefits, such as reduced blood pressure, more happiness, and more equanimity – all useful resources when you must manage a stressful work environment.

2. Improve your diet.

Cut out trans-fats, sugars, and refined flour. Research suggests that doing so may help reduce inflammation in the body and protect against an array of metabolic diseases, including obesity and heart disease.

3. Get enough sunshine – and enough sleep.

Many office workers do not get enough of either. We need safe sunlight to produce vitamin D, a critical hormone that regulates important metabolic processes. We also need sleep to regulate levels of ghrelin, cortisol, and leptin – hormones that have a huge impact on appetite.

4. Be social.

Human beings are social animals. We need to be around other people. If you have a strong social support network, now is the time to lean on it. If you do not, now is the time to build one up. Feedback from people you trust can also improve your work-life balance.

To deal effectively with workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other kinds of unfair treatment, call attorney Nancy Gray today for a free, confidential consultation.


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