We have all been there: being assigned additional tasks, working longer hours or simply dealing with pressure from the boss can lead to an increased level of stress at the office. We found 4 ways to de-stress at work, which will help you to focus better and stay healthy.
1. Eat good food – even though junk foods can seem like the best cure for hectic and stressful days, these indulgences will make you experience the crash-and-burn effect of a sugar high. Try not to reach for donuts, candy or burgers, but eat healthy foods like oranges, spinach and nuts instead. If you need something sweet, choose dark chocolate, as it can reduce levels of stress.
2. Go for a lunchtime workout – if you have some extra time, opt for a workout during lunchtime. It will help you blow off steam and you will have more energy for the rest of the day. Even half an hour on the treadmill will do your body and mind good.
3. Phone a friend – try taking a small break and call a friend, or your mother. Sometimes all you need is a quick chat with someone you love and trust.
4. Stretch it out – stretching every now and then will help you get the blood flowing and relieve any tension you might have in your body. Also make sure to get up and take a walk around the office, or outside.