Relieve Stress At Work
It may seem next to impossible to find
time to relieve stress at work, but a few well-spent minutes can dramatically
increase your productivity, enjoyment and health.
- Take a few deep
breaths, allowing your rib cage and belly to expand as you inhale. Exhale
- Seek a change in
venue. Getting away from your work station, even for a walk to the water
cooler, can help you collect your thoughts and refocus on the task at
- Laugh! Read one of
your favorite jokes or simply laugh aloud.
- Play with a
stress-relieving toy or game like a mini-basketball hoop, dart board, foam
stress ball or punching bag.
- Close your eyes and
listen to soothing music.
- Visualize yourself
relaxing at your favorite vacation spot or completing the big presentation
- Add helpful reminders
to your screen saver, such as, 'Take a deep breath,' or add a
phrase or joke that makes you laugh.
Use good judgment and know what is appropriate for your workplace.