6 Quick Ways to Relax and Recharge During a Stressful Day at Work

by Alyssa Dhaliwal
HEALTH  |  April 05, 2018
  • Make some tea
    1 / 6 Make some tea

    There’s nothing better than a cup of hot calming tea on a busy day in a cold office. Try something like green tea which contains a particular amino acid that helps your mind relax and deal with stress better.

    (Also read: Cassey Ho: 5 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain And De-Stress After Work)

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  • Go for a walk
    2 / 6 Go for a walk

    Just stepping away from your desk for a minute can help you relax, whether you’re going to the pantry or better yet stepping outside for some fresh air. Take a walk around the building or just have a stretch. Getting up occasionally is good for your health too!

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  • Take a social media break
    3 / 6 Take a social media break

    Giving yourself a minute or five to scroll through your social media feeds and watch some cute animal videos is a good way of taking a breather from work. There’s no shame, we promise.

    (Also read: Here’s How Social Media Envy Can Benefit You)

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  • Have a conversation
    4 / 6 Have a conversation

    Sometimes a stressful environment can result in negative energy all around. Something as simple as socialising with colleagues helps take your mind off things, as long as you discuss topics that aren’t work related!

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  • Put on your favourite song
    5 / 6 Put on your favourite song

    When all seems insurmountable, break out the headphones and put on your favourite song! Close your eyes and just indulge for a few minutes. It might even help break you out of a bad creative rut.

    (Also read: 33 Best Running Songs For Your Long Runs)

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  • Try aromatherapy
    6 / 6 Try aromatherapy

    Essential oils like lavender are great for helping relieve stress. I find keeping a small bottle handy and occasionally dabbing a drop on your wrists, rubbing them together and inhaling the scent can put your mind and body at ease.

    A version of this article first appeared on www.herworld.com.

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