12 Strategies to Help You Reduce Stress in the Office

Stress is inevitable – it’s how you deal with it that counts. Avoid work embarrassment with these discreet — but helpful — strategies to help you reduce stress in the office and stay positive. Question: What one stress-reduction strategy really works AND can be used without embarrassment at the office?   SAM SAXTON Salter Spiral Stair and Mylen Stairs Eating Well “Skipping lunch will make all of your problems seem worse — and any boost you get from low quality substitutes isn’t going to last long before you crash. Committing to a diet of balanced meals is a must for both productivity and preventing burnout.” SIMON CASUTO eLearning Mind Stepping Away From the Screen “Physical movement reduces stress naturally, even if you’re just stretching or walking outside for a breath of fresh air. You’ll make up the five or 10 minutes it takes to do this when you’re back at your workspace feeling refreshed and more productive.” PHIL CHEN Wrapify Using 4 x 4 x 4 Navy SEAL Breathing “Inhale deeply for four counts, then exhale for four counts and repeat for four minutes. If it’s good enough for the Navy SEALs in high pressure situations to alleviate stress, it’s good enough for you at the office.” FIRAS KITTANEH AstraBeds Taking a Nap (Seriously) “Whether it’s putting your head down on your desk or getting some quick shut-eye on the couch, sleep is an incredible stress reducer. If you have a nap room, even better. A nice nap will help you forget about your worries and recharge. At this point, everyone understands the importance of sleep and they won’t be fighting over...