Amazing workplace stress busters revealed

Your 9-to-5 schedule can leave you tired, grumpy and stressed. Here are some quick tips to beat stress and create a happier work place.

Amazing workplace stress busters revealedWorkplace obligations can really mess around with your head, making you more irritable and stressed. Listed below are your true saviours, which will help you beat the workplace stress in a jiffy.

Workplace stress-busters

  • Breathe deeply:  There’s a reason why yoga practices using deep breathing. Studies show that deep breathing allows more oxygen to flow through the bloodstream, helping you banish any negative thoughts and stress, in just a few minutes. Take a five-minute break from your work, sit erect, close your eyes, and take deep, slow breaths. Try to visualise a calming energy surrounding you. Do this exercise whenever you’re prone to stress. Breathe, smile and repeat.
  • Get out: Getting in touch with the nature will show you more health benefits than one. Enjoying the chirping of the birds, walking barefoot on the grass, or watching a dog play can show dramatic results in improving your mood.
  • Chomp chomp: Studies show that indulging in chocolate or a cup of coffee can help you reduce stress efficiently and help you cope better with workplace issues. So now you have a good excuse to keep that chocolate bar handy!
  • Play a game: A game of angry birds can do to a ‘stressed’ you, what a chicken soup can do to you when you’re cold. It works by actually being a healthy outlet for your stress and leaves you feeling relaxed and calm later.
  • Chat with a friend: Chatting with an old friend and catching up with the latest gossip will help you get your mind off the things for a bit, which will surely reduce your stress levels and make you feel more positive, energetic and happy.
  • Laugh out loud: Reading a few jokes from the newspaper can get you in the ‘good’ mood; studies show. Fake it, if you must. Because the brain can’t differentiate between a fake laugh and a real one. That’s precisely the reason why laughter therapy is such a big hit.
  • Shop: Shopping is a great stress buster and now’s exactly the time to do it. Take a detour after work and go indulge in something you’ve really wanted for a while, and see the difference. And yeah, it works for men too.
  • Listen to music:  Music is one of the best stress busters. It gets you in a jolly mood within minutes. Just make sure you listen to some peppy numbers and not ‘teary’ ones.

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