5 Simple Ways to De-Stress At Your Desk3:18 PM
On a scale of 1-10, how stressed are you? 11?
With the fast-paced lifestyle and deadlines to beat, who’s got time for a vacation to de-stress? Not everyone. That's alright. You can always de-stress even without leaving your desk. All it takes is a little creativity and knowledge on how to manage and beat stress.
Try these 5 simple ways to de-stress even when you're just at your desk.
5 Simple Ways to De-Stress At Your Desk
Calm your breathingBreathing is often taken for granted. When you’re pressured, your breathing shortens or becomes irregular. This causes your body to get more tensed. Deep breathing instantly calms your mind and body. It brings you to a relaxed state.
Play good musicGood music means melodic, calming tunes and fun encouraging lyrics. But if loud rock music is your cup of tea, go ahead and have a dose of it, too. Just be careful not to listen to lyrics promoting violence or hatred.
Psychology Today reports: “a number of research findings about the immediate psychological and medical benefits of music: increased happiness, less stress, reduced depression symptoms, greater autonomy, and increased competence, hope, and optimism.”
PlayAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Playing games keeps your mind off the cause of your worry or stress for a while. Luckily, there is a wide range of online games to choose from. You can select an online game that suits your mood. Playing online games (in moderation) is beneficial. It can boost your memory and creativity, can help you make faster decisions, and of course, it lessens stress.
EatGood news! You can eat your way out of stress. There are foods that can boost your mood. Dark chocolates, fish (salmon), fruits and vegetables, saffron, walnuts, coffee and eggs are just a few that you can add to your diet to improve your mood and ease your stress. Bon appetit!
Be optimisticYou can go through life either happy or miserable. Either way, you’re still gonna go through it. So why not choose happiness while you’re at it? Worrying or stressing out will not solve the problem, nor will it lessen it. It will only make it worse.
So, cheer up. Life’s too short to be miserable. Breathe, sing, play, eat, and be merry.
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