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A communicator’s job can be stressful.

Pitching media contacts, crafting the perfect blog post and following
through on client requests—among other draining tasks—allow little time for
PR pros to catch their breath.

Aug. 15 is
National Relaxation Day, so we’re offering a few ways to help communicators grab moments of
serenity during their grueling work days.

Consider these tactics for keeping your mind fresh, clear and at ease:

1. Stay organized.

This is essential for maintaining sanity—and productivity.

Communicators face an influx of daily activities and deadlines to meet, so
having everything in its place and an awareness of important events is
crucial for stress relief.

Even little things such as ensuring your desk is free of clutter, keeping a
calendar of meetings and deadlines, and making a checklist of daily tasks
can help you stay calm and keep your mind at ease.

2. Practice desk yoga.

Ragan’s chief officer, Mandy Zaransky, brought this peaceful and
beneficial activity to my attention.

Yoga is great for relaxing your mind and body, but sometimes your busy
schedule gets in the way of making it to your regular studio.

That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this calming practice, though.
You won’t even have to leave your desk to do

these poses from Yoga .

3. Take breaks.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, step away.

Take a walk, get a cup of coffee, talk with a co-worker—anything to give
your brain a chance to recharge.

For writers in particular, this can be very beneficial.

Setting time limits on your writing, for example, can keep you from feeling overwhelmed and can help you lock
in for the duration of your writing session. You’ll come back from breaks
with a fresh perspective, which can ignite the creative spark to fire up
your composition.


Overcome your biggest challenges in internal comms, PR and social media

4. Listen to music.

There is something about that
perfect genre of music
that motivates you to perform a multitude of tasks or allows you to slow
down and unwind.

When you find the right song or playlist, words seem to flow effortlessly
and the stress of the melts away—briefly, at least.

If you’re staring at a blank screen and panicking about hitting your
deadline, Dana Sitar shares a few of the best types of music to get your
creative juices flowing in her piece for The Write Life, “8 styles of music to help you focus while you write.”

If you just need to relax, turn on some tunes and unplug, even if only for
a while.

5. Wake up earlier.

As a former last-minute riser, I would rush around in the morning,
barreling into my daily commute without a moment of pause. That set a
jarring tone for my day.

Being an early riser lets you slow down and collect your thoughts before
beginning your workday. It also allows time for reading a book or a
newspaper, watching TV, listening to a podcast, exercising or some other
physical activity.

If you start your morning in a stressful manner, the rest of your day will
probably follow suit.

Of course, there are many other stress-relieving practices to add to your
daily routine—and feel free to offer yours in the comments—but those
offered above can help you relax during your workweek.

Want a job working for an organization that’s in the business of
relaxation? Mattress retailer Leesa seeks a
community manager
in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

It summarizes the position:

Leesa is seeking a hungry and enthusiastic self-starter to step in and make
an immediate impact supporting the Director of Content & Social Media
on a myriad of social media projects.

Areas of impact include creating social media messaging and community
building for high profile partnerships, managing user-generated content and
ambassador social content, event coverage, customer communication and
product. The right person will work be able to operate autonomously,
acclimate to a rapidly growing team environment, self-edit and have a
strong point of view on social platform usage.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, writer, curious,
goal-driven and an ecommerce fanatic. The right person for this job will
also look to contribute to and grow a business committed to purpose (and
profit) through social good.

Not the job for you?
See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings:

Senior strategic communications manager and Infosys managing editor—Autodesk (California)

Social media strategist—Lynn Hazan & Associates (Illinois)

Social media manager—Sunday Riley (Texas)

Head of content—Amazon (New York)

Social media marketing lead—Barclays (Delaware)

Director, corporate communications—Starbucks (Washington)

Public relations and communications intern—Intel Corporation (Canada)

Senior content strategist—Bank of America (New Jersey)

Senior marketing manager—Cox Automotive (Arizona)

Marketing manager—Aldi UK (United Kingdom)

Senior marketing manager—1-800-FLOWERS.COM (Illinois)

Manager, digital content—Inspire Brands (Georgia)

Director of digital marketing—Pacific Sunwear (California)

Editorial lead—AIG (Texas)

Marketing manager—Intuit (Canada)

Web marketing manager—Cook Medical (Indiana)

Senior SEO strategist—Pearson (Florida)

Content manager—Gartner (Oregon)

Digital executive editor—TEGNA (Washington, D.C.)

Paid social manager—Experian (United Kingdom)

Senior manager of mobile marketing, push notifications—Groupon (Washington)

Senior communications specialist—VSP Global (California)

Global social content lead—GM (Michigan)

Senior copywriter—Northeastern University (Massachusetts)

Director of social media—The Brian Hamilton Foundation (North Carolina)

Marketing communications and channel marketing manager—Eaton (Missouri)

Web strategist—Adobe (Utah)

Director of public relations—Sacramento Kings (California)

Executive communications strategist—Sprint (Kansas)

If you have a position you’d like to see highlighted in PR Daily’s
weekly jobs post, or if you’re searching for career opportunities, RaganJobs.com is the perfect
place to find or post high-quality job openings.

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