Stress Relief in Under 1 Hour



You spend hours on end at the office consumed with work. You're at risk for fatigue, headaches, and back pain. To ease the tension, here are some quick relief solutions that don't require much resources, time, or equipment.


Stretching relieves your muscles from a strenuous position by elongating them and allowing them to contract. Chair exercises in counts of 15 are enough to give your body a quick break.


Studies show that a quick chat with the person in the next cubicle keeps your brain alert as it continuously works up a conversation. Invite your neighbor for a quick snack or drink at the canteen or at a cafe.


Teas, specifically oolong tea is shown to reduce the amount of stress. So if you have a minute or two, heat some water up and steep a bag of tea. Sipping it while it's hot releases the aroma, which also contributes to relaxing.


Turn off your email, Facebook, Twitter (basically all your online gadgets) for 10 minutes and take a quick nap, but make sure you don't doze off for more than 30 minutes. Otherwise, it has an opposing effect of making you feel drowsy throughout the rest of the day and giving you a difficult time falling asleep in the evening.


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