Improve your posture: One of the fastest and easiest ways to de-stress your desk is to get straight. This not only improves your posture, it also gives you a boost of energy and confidence. In addition, according to different studies, a good posture reduces depression and improves energy levels.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (RPM): Tight muscles are an early sign of stress. If you de-stress them by adopting the RPM technique, you will feel an almost immediate relaxation. And it’s super simple; You have to tighten the neck and back muscles by having the back of the neck touch your back and press for 5 to 10 seconds. Once you are well tense, release the stress and put the mind blank or repeat relaxing words.
Breathe in deeply: Deep breathing can regulate blood circulation, control heart rhythm and reduce stress and anxiety. All these benefits can be achieved by just breathing deeply about 5 times while you think of beautiful and relaxing things.
Visualize something beautiful: Offices can be partially stressful thanks to the proximity they offer with other desks and, therefore, the attraction of stress or the vibration of others. Screams, phone calls, people running, gossip, keyboards … we understand that all this stresses you. But to feel SO affected, we recommend you to exploit your imagination. Instead of looking at your stage with displeasure, why not imagine that you are in a different and more relaxing place?
Talk with a friend: Visit your best friend in HR or Systems and distract yourself with the gossip from the office. If that does not improve your mood, we do not know what it will do
Get active: Jump to explore the most desolate corridors and take a walk down the street in front of a cafe. If you go out for a while and breathe fresh air, you will feel more animated and relaxed in moments.